Do 'Dallas' Originals Approve of the New Faces?
By ROBERT PACE
May 04, 2012
After 21 years off the air, the drama series Dallas is being revived, mixing the show's familiar faces with some fresh new faces like Jesse Metcalfe, Josh Henderson, and Jordana Brewster, which begs the question--how are they all getting along on set?
"Initially, I was really nervous that [the original cast members] were going to be like, 'Who are these youngsters that are invading on our territory?' said Jordana Brewster, who will play "Elena Ramos." "They weren't like that at all. They were so warm and loving and welcoming."
Linda Grey, a series original who will play her usual "Sue Ellen Ewing," explained that the loving goes both ways and there was no hesitation for her or any of the other originals in giving the talented young actors a warm reception.
The newcomers will be playing the next generation of Ewings in Southfork. Jesse Metcalfe, who will play "Christopher," the adopted son of "Bobby" (played by Patrick Duff), said that being on the show has caused him to fine-tune his acting ability.
"I think that as a young actor--not that I'm that young--you really want to prove yourself," the 33-year-old actor said. "You definitely want to prove yourself to these iconic actors who have been playing these characters for 13 seasons. You want to come in and prove yourself. You want to prove that you're on your 'A' game and you're not the weak link in the cast."
Julie Gonzalo, who will play Metcalfe's character's girlfriend, "Rebecca," praised the series' original actors and declared that if they hadn't been on the show she wouldn't have signed on to partake in the project.
Drama returns to Southfork with the premiere of Dallas June 13 at 9 p.m. on TNT.