I’ve added Linda’s appearances in the 1991 movie “Oscar” costarring Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Tim Curry, Kurtwood Smith, and Marisa Tomei. HQ Stills & DVD Screen Captures has been added.
When Mind Your Body caught up with the vivacious and articulate Linda Gray this week, she was in—no surprise—Dallas, Texas, as an ice storm prepared to disrupt life in America’s ninth-largest city and on the set of the top cable TV drama.
Tucked into her high-rise “in the coolest part of town,” Gray is characteristically unruffled. She’s prepping for another day—which sometimes could be 16 hours—on the set of TNT’s Dallas revival. Gray is legendary as Sue Ellen Ewing, J.R.’s former wife and the mother of his son, John Ross, played by Josh Henderson. The series renewed for a third season in 2014.
There’s so much more to Gray, now 73, than just “being” Sue Ellen, for she’s also an accomplished director, including many episodes of Dallas. She’s a former United Nations Ambassador with a face and name that almost everyone recognizes. Her original 11-year-long portrayal of Sue Ellen on CBS earned her an Emmy nomination for Best Actress and numerous international awards including Germany’s Bambi Award, Italy’s Il Gato for Best Actress on Television, and she was voted “Woman of the Year” by the Hollywood Radio and Television Society.
Her theatrical background includes the original stage production of Terms of Endearment in England, and the bombshell hit and West End production of The Graduate. In addition to Dallas, we saw her on TV in Melrose Place and Models Inc. and in a slew of other films and TV shows.
Make sure to watch Gray on Oprah’s OWN network Sunday, Dec. 15 as part of Oprah: Where Are They Now? Her generous charity work includes Meals on Wheels and AIDS fundraisers.
How do you Mind Your Body with what you eat?
I love science and am always educating myself about nutrition and health. Find out what makes your overall body flow and be very fluid with yourself. Hours on the set can be very bizarre—it’s what I’m here for—so I like to be prepared. I shop on Sundays and buy lots of vegetables like Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. I roast them and take to work, sometimes with an organic chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs or almond butter on an apple. I need protein. I also take a cooler with baby spinach and boiled beets. For breakfast, I make a smoothie with almond milk and fresh pineapple, chia seeds and flaxseeds. I make a big pot of soup to eat during the week. The key is to be organized with all of this.
What you do to get moving?
First, I have a sense of humor about it—don’t beat yourself up. Sometimes our set schedule means I’m at work at 5:30 a.m. I’m not going to the gym before that. Later, I’ll do a gratitude walk, something I learned after visiting developing countries—we have so much. I try to do some kind of physical exercise every day like squats and lunges, or weights, before I put on Sue Ellen’s high heels!
What could you do better for yourself?
There’s always room for improvement, no matter who you are. I love trying new things and experimenting, saying, “Wow! I didn’t know this before.” It’s the most exciting time to be on this planet to be a woman. We want to embrace and nurture, to better everything. That’s how I live my life. Every moment is special.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned about health so far?
I think it’s “take more responsibility for your health”–physically, mentally and spiritually. It takes time, effort and planning but we need to become more aware, concerned and educated instead of just popping pills. We need to find out why things go wrong, and not rely on someone to them.
How do you sustain a positive mental outlook, “get happy”?
I meditate and choose to be joyful. I try very hard and don’t succeed every moment. The trampoline of life goes up and down. You jump right back up again. We all have a choice.
Choose your own health/lifestyle question. How is technology impacting us?
I think our addiction to technology, albeit wonderful and fascinating, is a distraction from our humanity. It needs to be more balanced. People don’t have time or conversations any more, with eye contact and interaction. I think it may lead to many things, like isolation and depression. We should pay more attention to ourselves. When I see my grandson for lunch, I say, “That phone goes in my hand or you’re buying!”
What do you think slows the aging process?
A lot of it is attitude and we need to practice self-love. All individuals are special and we all need to be loved. Don’t compare yourself to others. Honor who you are.
How do you handle holiday stress?
I don’t like to buy 12 of everything, and I like things to be personal, which adds stress. I start a little list, do the best I can with love, and then drop it if I need to. Most families are dysfunctional—when you’re together, you can “float” through that, for it’s not the end of the world. We all get stressed, and we’re all different.
Can’t wait for the start of Dallas’ third season on TNT this February? Well, the Ewings are giving fans an early holiday present with a first look at exciting new scenes featuring Bobby, Sue Ellen, John Ross, Christopher and all your other Southfork favorites. Expect plenty of smacks, sex and a few choice zingers.
This promo will run during Wednesday’s Mob City premiere, but here’s an exclusive first look just for y’all. Happy Holidays, darlins!
Note: These are spoilers for Season 3, if you don’t to know. I advise not read past the picture.
To help make up for the loss of Larry Hagman’s J.R. Ewing, TNT’s Dallas is raising the stakes for its third season, which premieres Feb. 24.
“We open with Bobby at the Ewing cemetery looking at the graves of J.R., Miss Ellie and Jock, saying, ‘I guess I’m the only one left now,’” reveals executive producer Cynthia Cidre. “‘I hope not to disappoint you.’” One thing seems clear: With the following story lines in the works, Dallas is aiming to satisfy fans.
- Expect a pregnancy, a shooting, a death and another Southfork wedding, which will feature the return of Lucy (Charlene Tilton), Ray (Steve Kanaly) and Afton (Audrey Landers).
- Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Ann (Brenda Strong) will see their marriage tested, which could lead him to stray, either with a familiar face from the past (Priscilla Presley’s Jenna Wade?) or a lovely newcomer.
- Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) will hook up with Heather, a sexy rancher played by 90210 bad girl AnnaLynne McCord. “Christopher stumbles upon Heather in a fight with another ranch hand, who turns out to be her ex-husband,” says executive producer Michael M. Robin.
- Viewers will meet the new big bad, Joaquin, the mysterious Mexican compound dweller referenced in last season’s finale. “He will be helping Elena [Jordana Brewster] on her revenge path,” says Robin.
- Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) discovers John Ross (Josh Henderson) has been unfaithful, sparking memories of J.R.’s cheating ways and leading her back to the bottle. Despite initial concerns about a relapse plot, Gray “is into it,” says Cidre, who teases that Sue Ellen’s struggle will climax in a midseason cliffhanger similar to one of the original series’ memorable season enders.
Source: William Keck @ TVGuide
Hey everybody! I apologize for the lack of updates here at the site. Hopefully, I can make it up for y’all. I’m starting to go through Linda’s projects and adding the missing ones to the gallery. I’ve added screen captures of Linda’s four episode appearances on Melrose Place from 1994 where she plays Hillary Michaels (Amanda’s mother played by Heather Locklear). This appearances flows into Linda’s show Models Inc. More updates to come. Thanks for visiting the site.
• Television Productions: Melrose Place (1994): Season 2: 2.28: The Bitch is Back
• Television Productions: Melrose Place (1994): Season 2: 2.29: Imperfect Strangers
• Television Productions: Melrose Place (1994): Season 2: 2.30: Devil with the G-String On
• Television Productions: Melrose Place (1994): Season 2: 2.31: Till Death Do Us Part
TNT’s Dallas will kick off its third season — the first without the late Larry Hagman as J.R. — on Monday, Feb. 24 at 9/8c. The season will start with a run of eight episodes before going on hiatus and returning in the summer with seven more.
“We will have two season openers and two cliffhangers,” teases showrunner Cynthia Cidre. “We have tried this season to make the show more about Ewing family conflicts — secrets, lies and betrayals. And I think we have succeeded.”
Adds executive producer Michael Robin: “This is a very sexy season with a roll in the hay and several hook-ups in a hotel. And we have lots of big events: Ewing barbecues and the biggest Southfork wedding yet!”
Source: TV Guide
Dallas’ Grand Dame, Linda Gray, faced real tragedy last Nov. 23 when Larry Hagman, her co-star and best friend of 35 years, succumbed to throat cancer at 81. In the new issue of Closer, Linda reveals how her losses have made her gratitude for life grow and how she’s living each day to the fullest.
“He was this magical guy,” Linda shares about the man who played her dastardly ex-husband J.R. Ewing.
The actress has made some big changes over the past few years. After living in her California ranch for 38 years, she sold the property and is currently living in Dallas for the show. When asked if she’s making a permanent move she replied, “I don’t have a clue! I feel energized by the possibilities of not being tied somewhere.”
She also enjoys not being tied down romantically. “It’s hard when you’re a nomad,” she says.
Source: Closer Weekly
Hey guys! I added 7 more photoshoots to our gallery. One including the The Times shoots that I’ve posted on the twitter feed. Please guys, please credit the site if you take any of these photos. Took me time and money to find these shoots. Enjoy and I will be updating more this week.
• Photoshoots: Session #059
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The 2012 comeback series is coming back to DVD in the second month of the new year, as Warner Home Video schedules Dallas – The Complete 2nd Season to arrive in stores on February 11th. Priced at $39.98 SRP, this 4-disc set will come with 15 episodes and a nice list of bonus material that mainly (and quite rightly!) focuses on the late Larry Hagman:
Memories of Larry Hagman: A Cast and Crew Tribute: An intimate look at how Larry Hagman impacted the lives of his cast and crew as they share their favorite and personal memories of the man who made J.R., and Dallas, famous around the world.
The Battle for Ewing Energies: Blood is Thicker Than Oil : Explore how the death of J.R. – the head of the family, and the heart of Dallas – rippled through every character and storyline of Season Two.
Dallas Fashion Files
J.R.’s Masterpiece: Extended Cut Episode: Extended cut of the pivotal J.R. funeral episode, as the show buries one of TV’s most memorable characters.
Dallas at Paley Fest 2013: Cast and creative team panel at Paley Fest 2013
One Last Conversation with Larry Hagman: In this unedited interview with Larry Hagman, he discusses the launch of the new Dallas
Source: TV Shows on DVD
Many thanks to Ashley, Gerline & Raina for donating some of these photoshoots to the site! I’ve added six photoshoots & one behind the scenes of photoshoot #058. Please credit the site if you use these photos. Enjoy and I’m gonna try to work on some of Linda’s projects this week to add to the gallery!
• Photoshoots: Session #053
• Photoshoots: Session #054
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• Photoshoots: Session #058 – Behind The Scenes