The Dallas actor shares details about the “emotional day” spent filming Monday night’s farewell to J.R.
Dallas returned to our screens this year after a rather lengthy absence and now the Texas based power struggles come home to roost, with series one hitting DVD this week.
To celebrate JR and the gang coming home, two of the show’s stars (the gorgeous duo of Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson) talked about their roles on Dallas and what it’s been like being a part of such a hit.
Was it daunting joining such an iconic show as Dallas?
“Every great project starts with a great script. Once I wrapped my mind around the idea and read the script and saw the characters were fleshed out it looked like a contemporary show, while keeping it true to the series.”
Were you a fan of Dallas when you were younger?
I had to go back and watch some episodes – I watched about 33 – I wanted to set the tone and see my co workers in their younger years. There was a little Christopher, but you have no idea of who the man will be.
It’s been 20 years since Texas-style lust, greed and cliffhangers had TV fans tuning in to the prime-time soap opera “Dallas.”
Now the juicy 1980s series returns in the Bravo update “Dallas,” a show headlined by such iconic “Ewings” as J. R. (Larry Hagman), Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Sue Ellen (Linda Gray). These original characters have been brought back by the show’s producers.
Bravo’s 2012 revamp also features a new generation of Ewings to carry on the family tradition of plotting, scheming and down-and-dirty rivalry.
“We’re pretty sure the show is going to be a success. Maybe it’ll be another television phenomenon,” said new “Dallas” addition Jesse Metcalfe on Monday on CTV’s Canada AM.
The series debuted on July 13, pulling in an estimated six million viewers in the United States and 1.9 million viewers in Canada.
Even so, this new incarnation of “Dallas” has a long way to go to duplicate the success of its predecessor, which was included in Time magazine’s 2007 list of the “100 Best TV Shows of All-Time.”
In this new update, 33-year-old Metcalfe plays Christopher Ewing, the adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing.
Jesse Metcalfe talks with The Hollywood Reporter on the re-introduction of his character Christopher Ewing, filming in Dallas and working with co-star Patrick Duffy.Watch below or click here!
Straight from South Fork, TV hunk Jesse Metcalfe ponies up to the YH Studio and sits a spell to talk about the TNT drama series “Dallas”, which takes a peek back into the lives of the Ewing family two decades later! The always fit and trim Jesse shares a bit of his workout regimen with us and also what kind of music he’s into these days. He also explains why the “Dallas” sequel has a completely new writing team and how he has fared with all that horseback riding! Hosted by Nikki Novak.
The TV show Extra aired a feature on the set of Dallas, with cast interviews. Watch the video below or click here.
“Extra” host Maria Menounos went on an exclusive set tour of the new “Dallas” TV reboot where she sat down with its star, Larry Hagman, to talk about reprising his role as baddie J.R. Ewing, and about his battle against prostate cancer.
“I feel good,” said the 80-year-old star. “I haven’t started my therapy yet, but it’s treatable and curable. I’m going to try to work through the whole thing and keep working during the therapy.”
Hagman said he has become a vegetarian, too. “I’ve lost about six pounds already in about eight days.”
The TV star is excited to play the patriarch of a new brood of Ewings. “For one thing, I’m working at 80, which is good,” Hagman laughed.
Will J.R. still be cunning and evil? “I’d like to think I would be, yes. Everyone in the world, whether they’re Chinese or English or Turkish or African, they all have a jerk like J.R. in their family somewhere. That’s the way it works.”
Hagman is also joined by original cast members Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, and Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing. Duffy said returning to the “Dallas” set was like “living your life in the rear-view mirror.”
Duffy said that being with his old friends has been wonderful. “From the first table reading of Dallas in 1978, we all walked into the room for the first time and became the best of friends.”
As for the new, younger cast, actor Josh Henderson will play John Ross, son of J.R. and Sue Ellen, and Jesse Metcalfe will portray Bobby’s adopted son Christopher.
“We’re kind of carrying the torch, the younger generation,” said Metcalfe. Henderson added, “It’s drama. It’s sexy. It’s passionate.”
Jesse recently did a great interview with Mirror where he discussed being a sex symbol, being single, and working on his shows “Chase” and “Dallas.” The article also features an amazing new photoshoot with Josh Baskin. Read all about it below!
He might have one of the best bodies in the business, but that’s not all there is to Jesse Metcalfe.
Yes, in his five years as the sexy gardener on Desperate Housewives he shared his naked torso with women around the world.
But, he insists, there is more to him than meets the eye.
“There is definitely more to me than my physical appearance,” he insists. “But I have to embrace it. It’s not the worst thing in the world, having that sex symbol status.
“You need to have a bit of a sense of humour about yourself, though – I get asked to take my top off on a daily basis.”
So what do his fans actually say, and is he ever tempted? [Read more...]
Here is a clip of the interview on BBC News Jesse mentioned on his Twitter yesterday. He discusses Chase, the end of Desperate Housewives, and his new TNT series Dallas. Click here or on the image below to watch!
He first came to our attention as the sexy young gardener in Desperate Housewives and next year will hit TV screens again in a remake of the hit series Dallas.
In the meantime viewers in the UK can see Jesse Metcalfe in a new TV crime drama, Chase.
Jesse Metcalfe told Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin he trained with the FBI and US Marshals to prepare for the role.
Source: BBC News
Jesse stopped by This Morning at ITV studios in London for an interview. Below is a short video clip of the interview!
He’s best known for his role as the hunky gardener having a cheeky bit of fun with Eva Longoria in Desperate Housewives but Jesse Metcalfe joins us to talk about his new role as a butt-kicking US Marshall in Sky Living’s The Chase.
Jesse is also set to feature in a remake of legendary soap Dallas which is to return next summer, 20 years after the last series ended. Jesse is playing Christopher Ewing, son of Bobby Ewing, played by Patrick Duffy.
Jesse also talks about his rather unusual passions – he is a massive fan of art and is a proud owner of an Andy Warhol. He also enjoys pilates and yoga!
The actor will be here to discuss all of this and more, so don’t miss it!
Source: This Morning
“Chase” star Jesse Metcalfe divulges little known facts about himself in Access Hollywood Live’s “Three Things You Don’t Know About…” segment. What priceless items does he collect? Also, what is his all-time favorite movie genre?
Source: Access Hollywood