The Cast of Dallas – in Dallas
A whole new generation of viewers is about to meet the Ewing’s
O ne beautiful evening in May the focus was all about Dallas. The city, the series that made it famous, and yes, the new show. The legendary hour-long drama, Dallas, is back on air starting June 13th on TNT, and a whole new generation of viewers will meet the Ewing’s.
I had a chance to get up close and personal with the colorful cast tasked with bringing these characters to life during the red carpet premiere of the show at the Winspear Opera House. The downtown Dallas buildings glowed in the early evening light and a larger that life image of the new cast was bounced back double from it’s perch in the reflecting pool in front of the opera house across from the red carpet.
It was a real treat to meet the icons who made our city famous on the small screen – Patrick Duffy was kind and charismatic, explaining his true joy and luck at having a chance to work with his best friends again. Linda Gray was lovely, and as gracious as she had been during our one on one interview for A Distinctive Style Magazine a few months back.
Larry Hagman had a wink and a tip of his Stetson for everyone. The newcomers to the cast were delighted to be a part of this exciting adventure. Brenda Strong let me know that this time around, Dallas would be filled with all kinds of strong female characters. Members of the new generation of Ewing’s, Jesse Metcalfe and Julie Gonzalo both told me just how happy they were to be a part of this show and what a great experience it has all been so far. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what kind of new mischief and drama the Ewing’s have got up their sleeves.
Welcome back to Dallas, Bobby, J.R. and Sue Ellen. We hope you’ll stick around for a while.