TCA 2015: “Dynasty” icon proves that she’s still the reigning queen of cattiness at panel for E!’s first scripted show
Elizabeth Hurley got royally burned at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday — and the burn came from her own costar, Joan Collins.
Collins, who plays the mother to Hurley’s Queen Helena on E! first scripted series “The Royals,” dropped in at the TCA panel for the show Thursday. Collins, who was recently made a Dame in England, proved that she’s still the queen of cattiness when it comes to a cutting remark or two.
The moment came when one reporter asked if any of the younger members of the show’s cast had seen Joan's previous series, the iconic nighttime soap “Dynasty.”
“Yeah, of course,” Hurley offered.
“You’re not one of the younger members, darling,” Collins shot back.
Apparently, reminding Hurley that she’s aging is a favorite pastime of Collins’. During the panel, Hurley recalled that she and Collins had tried to play a mother-daughter pair twice in the past, with no success.
“Joan used to say to me, ‘You’d better hurry up and make it happen or you’ll be much too old to be my daughter.”
Apparently, however, it was all in good fun — and just the sort of dynamic that series creator Mark Schwahn would like to portray on the second season of the series, which was renewed on Thursday.
“Sure, bring it on; royal catfights next season on ‘The Royals,'” Schwahn enthused.
“The Royals” premieres its first season March 15 at 10 p.m. .