In case you missed it, below is a video interview that Jesse did for Totally Clevver on Clevver TV this week!
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 called in to The Big J Show (KRSQ Hot 101.9) to talk about his new NBC Show “Chase.” Listen below:
‘Desperate Housewives’ star Jesse Metcalfe discussed his struggles with alcohol on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ (weekdays, syndicated), admitting that dealing with his addiction has been an ongoing battle.
“When I realized it was a real problem, when I realized I had an addiction, I faced it. I checked myself into a rehab,” Metcalfe said to audience applause. “It was three-and-a-half years ago … I can’t tell you that I’ve been sober for the last three-and-a-half years, but I can tell you that I’m without a doubt sober now. That’s what’s most important.”