03-08-2017 09:32 AM
So funny at the end of show it said Catherine Zeta Jones I go WHAT!
where was she I never saw Catherine Zeta (one of my fav's) then it said
she was Olivia De Haviland !
What !! Didn't look nothing like Olivia. I thought that gal was Debbie Reynolds. LOL
03-08-2017 12:54 PM
I can't think of anyone off hand who resembles Joan Crawford. She was very unusual looking, to me. I never thought she was pretty; too hard looking. I don't think Jessica Lange looked or sounded much like Joan, but she's doing the best she can, I guess. Susan looks more like Bette. I read that Joan Crawford was only 5'3". She always looked so much bigger than that! These women were such divas and so jealous of each other. I wonder if they had any women friends. What a cut throat business. I suppose you had to be pretty tough to make it in that world. I'm enjoying the show. The actors probably are getting a kick out of being in it.
03-08-2017 10:44 PM
I really do wonder why Jessica L was cast as Joan. It doesn't make sense - not by any stretch of the imagination.
I wonder if they asked Faye Dunaway first? To me, she's a big enough presence to pull it off. Plus, Faye has a striking look. Look at what she did in Mommy Dearest!
IF she was asked, perhaps she turned it down (why?!), or do you think that the producers thought that she's too old?
Jessica Lange has always struck me as the winsome, fluttery sparrow type. Not a diva force to be reckoned with.
03-12-2017 10:19 AM
Great article on what's true and what's not. Most of it is true! Read all the way down. My favorite thing is that the Joan Crawford having a Pepsi machine brought to the set wasn't true -- Bette Davis had a COKE machine installed! Hahahahahaha.
03-12-2017 11:24 AM
One of the TV websites voted Lange as their Performer of the Week for her outstanding work as Joan Crawford.
Maybe Faye's portrayal as Joan was a one and done for her.
faye dunaway could not have done this series. she is 76 years old now and it would have been a stretch for her to play joan crawford at around 56/57 years old.
i thought lange did an excellent job as jc.
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