Decades after starring in the hit soap opera Dynasty, Joan Collins recalls more details about her time on the set, including who kissed her so hard, that she actually bled.
Dynasty, which originally aired from 1980 to 1989, followed the Carringtons, which was a wealthy oil family that lived in Denver, Colorado. Throughout the series, the Carringtons would be feuding with the Colbys, a fellow wealthy family that is also involved in the oil industry. Starring alongside Joan Collins in the show was John Forsythe, Linda Evans, and Gordon Thomson. Nearly 30 years after the show came to an end, it was reported by CW and ran for five seasons.
People reports that during her Behind The Shoulder Pads tour stop in Bath, English this week, Collins revealed that late actor, Michael Nader, was the one who made her bleed following a kissing scene. “He took his kissing very seriously,” the 90-year-old actress said about Nader. He played her character Alexis Carrington Colby’s third husband, Dex Dexter. “And he kissed me so hard one day, he bit my lip. I said, ‘It’s blood!’ And he said, ‘It’s just lipstick,’ but I had blood running down my chin.”
However, despite the lip bleeding, Joan Collins stated Nader was a better kisser than other actors she’s locked lips with. Along with recalling her and Nader’s kissing scenes, Collins addressed not being a part of the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys. “I refused to be in The Colbys because I thought it was ruining Dynasty,” she explained. “And it was. People were so confused.”
The Colbys only ran for two seasons from 1985 to 1987 and followed the rivals of the Carrington family.
Joan Collins Previously Mentioned On-Set Tension Between Her and ‘Dynasty’ Co-Star John Forsythe
In December 2021, Joan Collins discussed the on-set feud between her and her Dynasty co-star John Forsythe. The late actor, who died in 2010, portrayed her ex-husband, Blake Carrington, throughout the soap opera.
“I was in my 40s when I got the role,” Collins told Graham Norton, per DailyMail. “Linda [Evans] was in her 30s, and John was 62, but the press would go on about us as older women and never mentioned John’s age.”
Joan Collins pointed out that there was a lot of ageism in Hollywood at the time. However, Forsythe didn’t like her bringing that up in interviews. “Then when I accepted the People’s Choice award before he could, he refused to speak and walked off stage.”
The actress noted Forsythe didn’t speak to her for an entire season after that. “When I had to do a scene where he was supposed to try and strangle me, I insisted on having a stand-in!”
- Clint Eastwood’s Best Directorial Efforts Defied His Screen Image
- Raymond Burr Said One Big Thing Really Helped Acting Career
- Matthew Perry’s Forgotten Classic TV Reboot
- Andy Griffith’s Early Trombone Skills Set Him on the Path to Hollywood
- How Clint Eastwood Inspired One of Nicolas Cage’s Most Iconic Lines