Reel antagonism turns real

Updated on May 15, 2007 08:38 PM IST
Joan Collins and Linda Evans, who played antagonists in the soap opera Dynasty, have indulged in a catfight.
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Their on-screen battles in hit TV soap ‘Dynasty’ may have come to an end, but Joan Collins and Linda Evans haven’t gotten over their dislike of each other in real-life, indulging in a vicious catfight.

A rep for Collins insists that Evans left the 73-year old diva black and blue after attacking her when they toured in James Kirkwood's play Legends, playing yesteryear stars who have hated each other for years but get the chance to make a comeback if they can work together.

"Joan ended the tour with a sprained knee, a scar on her hand and almost choked to death," the New York Post quoted the rep, as saying.

"Evans kicked Joan's hand so hard that she now has a permanent scar and cannot wear a ring on her right hand. And she spent five weeks in therapy when Evans took it too far and allegedly pushed her off the stage," the rep added.

Evan’s camp however, had a different story to tell.

"Joan Collins is the biggest [bleeping] sack of [bleep]. She's the single most unprofessional actress working in Hollywood. Linda Evans hurting somebody? I find it unbelievable," said her manager, Mike Greenfield.

Ben Sprecher, who produced Legends, said it was "absolutely untrue" that Evans pushed Collins off stage.

He insisted that the what really happened was that during one scene, Collins had to shove Evans onto a couch and Evans' "foot came up and touched Joan's hand . . Joan then refused to do [it] . . . She was afraid of it. So we had her push Linda with the end of a mop."

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