Kathie Lee & Hoda: Patrick Duffy And Cast Of Dallas Interview
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are joined in the studio by Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong, Josh Henderson and Jordana Brewster, stars of the new TNT drama, Dallas, a remake of the hits television series. The remake premieres on TNT on June 13 2012 at 9/8c.
Dallas: Hit TV Show From 1978-1991
Dallas was an American drama series that revolved around the Ewings, a wealthy Texas family that worked in the oil and cattle-ranching industries.
During the original series, J.R. Ewing, played by Larry Hagman, and his younger brother Bobby, played by Patrick Duffy, often were in a feud over the family business. The show won four Emmy Awards during its original run.
Dallas: Patrick Duffy Returns
Patrick Duffy starred in the original Dallas and will be returning for the remake of the hit TV series. Duffy said that the script is what eventually brought him back. For 20 years, they have rolled their eyes at the idea of a remake. Duffy said some of the scripts were awful. He thought it was a done deal and would never be done again. Patrick Duffy returns to his original role of Bobby Ewing for the Dallas remake.
Brenda Strong: Ann Ewing on Dallas
Brenda Strong, best known for her role as Mary Alice Young on the hit ABC drama Desperate Housewives, joins the cast of the new TNT series, Dallas.
Strong will be playing the role of Ann Ewing and said it has been great joining the cast. She said they rolled out the welcome mat. The show has great scripts and it is fun to shoot in Dallas. Patrick Duffy said her role is the most difficult to do. He said Strong has to fulfill the role of the perfect wife for the perfect guy and that’s hard to do.
Josh Henderson: John Ross Ewing on Dallas
Josh Henderson is an actor and singer, who was a member of Scene 23, a pop singing group that won the WB’s singing competition Popstars 2. After the group broke up, Henderson became famous for his role as Austin McCann on the ABC hit drama Desperate Housewives.
For the Dallas remake, he will be playing the role of John Ross Ewing, J.R. Ewing’s son. Henderson said John Ross has a lot of J.R.’s characteristics, but John Ross is still learning the ropes and trying to live up to J.R. and his business ethics.
Jordana Brewster: Elena Ramos on Dallas
Jordana Brewster is an actress best known for her roles on All My Children and As The World Turns. For the Dallas remake, Brewster will be playing the role of Elena Ramos. Jordana says that Elena’s cottage does get a lot of action and it is a very fun role to play.