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Lorenzo Lamas – “What spats?”

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  1. Jock Og

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    In September 2012 ‘Highlight Hollywood’ interviewed Lorenzo Lamas. This was five years after Jane Wyman’s death. The subject was brought up about Jane allegedly quarrelling with other cast members. Here is what Lorenzo had to say:

    “Jane didn’t demand any preferential treatment and she never asked for anything that anybody else didn’t have themselves.” He went on to explain that each dressing room were the same size and all on wheels but were connected with each having their own door. “We had our privacy while we were in makeup but we were all together. All of the guest stars from Lana Turner to Kim Novak were given the same things too. Nobody was ever ‘special’ because of who they were.” Lorenzo was adamant: “If anyone on our show could have demanded a Winnebago it would have been Jane but she never did. That wasn’t her at all. She always felt the show was bigger than she was and she never had an ego. She treated everyone with respect and kindness. She never acted like a spoiled diva in any way.”


    The family are gathered outside the mansion, to bid goodbye to Julia. Chao-Li is ready to take her to the airport. Angela and Fr. Curtis are accompanying them, (a scene from season 6, 1986-’87):

    Angela: “Father could I have given Julia the impression that she wasn’t wanted here?”

    Fr. Curtis: “She knows how you feel, about her.”

    Angela: “Can’t you convince her to stay? I hate to loose her.”

    Fr. Curtis: “Don’t you realize Julia needs forgiveness.”

    Angela: “But she has been forgiven.”

    Fr. Curtis: “Oh no! Not until she has forgiven herself and she can’t do that here Angela.”

    Tony kisses Julia: “Miss you already! Lance & I are going to be alright.”

    Julia: “I know you will. Lance!”

    Lance: “Yes mom.”

    Julia: “I want you to work things out with your father.”

    Lance: “Have a nice flight mom. It’s time to go. Come on!”

    He links a saddened Julia to the white Rolls Royce limo. Julia leaves the valley, never to return.
     
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    Well, Jane demanded she get a director's salary whenever Foxworth directed, and Foxworth "retaliated" by demanding a trailer that was bigger than hers (according to Bob McCullough, the show-runner at the time, who himself was fired by a lunch-drinking Lorimar executive who then started a false gay scandal to cover his tracks, and the show never recovered) and one producer -- was it Ann Marcus? -- claimed rather credibly she was fired because she looked at Jane Wyman the wrong way or didn't say good morning fast enough, and Lana Turner seemed to feel she was cut because Wyman didn't like her, and Wyman indeed didn't like her (although Turner's pampered prep time likely had something to do with it, too). And then Ana-Alicia was virtually stalked on the set by one executive producer, Filerman?, when CBS and Lorimar demanded she be re-hired after they'd killed off Melissa because he didn't like his decisions being counteracted yet he couldn't take it out on anybody but her.

    Someone once said that FALCON CREST was the most-harrassed Top 10 show in history. An exaggeration, I'm sure.

    But somebody somewhere was having spats.
     
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  3. Falcon Crest I

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    It seems that Lorenzo always supported Jane no matter what happened.
     
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    To be fair, it sounds like every normal workplace i've worked in before. Divas everywhere. :lol:
     
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    Yes, and because they create something we enjoy, many people have this idea that the actors working together on a tv show should be one big happy family.
    I'm sure that happens sometimes, but at the end of the day it's still a job.
     
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    Question is, what we make of it ... (30 years later i couldn't even remember...) ;)
     
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    I don't refer to work colleagues as "Diva's". That's disrespectful to the likes of Mariah Like-I-Care-y. I have however worked with some "precious" people...and the situation only appears to be getting worse.
     
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    I can just imagine what it would be like working in that snake-pit of egos.
     
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    He's probably the last person to ask about what really was going on during the show.
     
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    Many of the behind the scenes stories have to be taken with a pinch of salt. Some are put about by publicists who want to get the show in the papers to generate interest in it. Others are exaggerated or made up by individuals who want to sell a story newspapers that pay more for tales of disagreements than they do for stories of how wonderful it is on set with everyone getting on so well.

    Lorenzo Lamas saying Jane never acted like a diva is at least as credible as other stories suggesting otherwise.
     
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    Except that most of them came directly from people who worked on the show, not tabloids or publicists. ;)
     
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    Those are the ones I described as "others are exaggerated or made up by individuals who want to sell a story newspapers that pay more for tales of disagreements than they do for stories of how wonderful it is on set with everyone getting on so well."

    I think what Lorenzo had to say about Jane's behaviour on the show is at least as valid as what anyone else working on the show had to say about the issue.
     
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    Yes, I understood what you meant. And also your reasons for it.

    You preferred Lorenzo's version, and that's fine.
     

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