Joan Collins won't reprise role in Dynasty

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 September 2017
Dame Joan Collins

Dame Joan Collins

'Dynasty' star Joan Collins is set to miss out on reprising her role as Alexis Carrington in the upcoming reboot of the 1980s show

Dame Joan Collins won't reprise her role in the upcoming 'Dynasty' reboot.

The 84-year-old actress played evil Alexis Carrington in the popular US soap back in the 1980s and, although the show is set for a revival, the Daily Star newspaper has claimed that she's unlikely to return as her iconic character - which earned her a Golden Globe award in 1982 for her performance - because she's too old.

However, as of yet, the producers of the show, airing on The CW channel, have not cast anyone to play the character and taking their time to ensure they bag the right actress.

Executive producer Sallie Patrick said: "We're taking our precious time."

Meawhile, Joan believes she is low down on the list of older actresses that producers turn to and acknowledges that maintaining an acting career in her 80s is tough.

She recently said: "There are older-women parts, but quite frankly they're going to go first of all to Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep or Susan Sarandon. There are 20 women they're going to go through before they get to me."

Joan also believes that parts for older actresses are few and far between, as movie studies continue to cater to a younger audience.

She explained: "Today, big-budget films are made by big businesses, and all of the companies have one motive in mind - to make money.

"Their audience is mostly young men between the ages of 12 and 28 and they want to see young, nubile girls."

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