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Donald Trump was desperate to star in Dynasty, according to Joan Collins.

The 88-year-old actress, who starred as Alexis Colby n the hit TV series which ran from 1981 to 1989, has revealed that the former US President did everything he could to join the cast.

In an upcoming episode of The Jonathan Ross Show​​​​​​​, she said: "He pretended to be [taken with me]  — I don't think he was.

"I was a great friend of [his ex-wife] Ivana's. Then he called up one of the producers from Dynasty and said, 'I want to be in Dynasty.' He said, 'I'm sorry we're all cast.' Trump said, 'But, I am Dynasty!' And he said, 'No, you're not. We have all these other people.'

"Trump said, 'Look, I'd be great to play one of Alexis's lovers.' He said, 'I think those parts  — there was a few!  — have been cast.' A few weeks later, [the producer] spread this story around Hollywood, he [Trump] denied it. Trump said, 'I would not want to be Joan Collins' lover on or off-screen.' Which I thought was rather rude!"

Joan previously told Los Angeles Magazine in 2020 that she knew nothing about the soap opera when it was pitched to her. 

She shared: "First of all, I’d never heard of it. My agent said, 'They want you to be in Dynasty,' and I said, 'What is that, a Chinese restaurant?' But I loved the role.

"One of the only things that upset me about playing Alexis is that so many people thought that I was just like that. Even some of the cast would say, 'Oh, my God - that sounds so real. Did you really mean it when you yelled at me like that?' I said, 'No, darling. It’s called acting.'"  — BANG SHOWBIZ

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'The Jonathan Ross Show' airs on Saturday (23.10.21) at 9.30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

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