Dynasty was a hit American soap-opera in the 1980s that starred Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda Evans. The popular TV series was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Drama Series every year from 1981 to 1986, winning in 1983. But, Joan has now spoken out about her time on the show, confirming a rivalry she had with one of her co-stars.
Dynasty followed the lives of the Carringtons, a wealthy family residing in Denver, Colorado.
It revolved around oil magnate Blake Carrington (played by John Forsythe), his new wife Krystle (Linda Evans) and his former wife Alexis (Joan Collins).
The hit show was originally conceived by ABC to compete with CBS’s prime time series Dallas.
Joan is celebrating 70 years on screen this year and in an interview to mark the milestone the actress looked back over her career.
She said: “At my peak, I finally got $120,000 an episode, but there was a caveat there because they said, ‘so Joan we’re only going to put you in half of the episodes this season, because we can’t afford to pay you’. I said ‘you got to be joking’.”
Joan continued: “I don’t think I ever got paid the same as John. In the lockdown, I started watching some old Dynasties, and I was incredibly impressed by myself!
“Quite frankly, I think I might have deserved more,” she remarked.
While on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, Joan was told there were rumours aside from the pay row that she and John did not get on.
Published at Sat, 19 Jun 2021 12:28:00 +0000