Joan Collins isn’t preserving her lips sealed in terms of her on-screen lover.

The “Dynasty” star has written a brand new memoir, “Behind the Shoulder Pads: Tales I Inform My Pals” during which she kisses and tells about her decades-long profession in Hollywood. 

In it, she particulars working alongside “Dynasty” co-star Michael Nader, who performed Farnsworth “Dex” Dexter on the hit nighttime cleaning soap. His character was the third husband of Collins’ Alexis Carrington Colby.

“Michael cherished kissing scenes,” the actress gushed to Fox Information Digital concerning the late star, who died in 2021 at age 76.


Joan Collins wearing a white dress getting kissed by Michael Nader

Joan Collins informed Fox Information Digital “Dynasty” co-star Michael Nader cherished filming kissing scenes. (ABC Photograph Archives/Disney Common Leisure Content material by way of Getty Photos)

“At one level, he was so enthusiastic, he bit my lip and drew blood,” she recalled. “The blood was trickling down. I stated, ‘You drew blood, Michael.’ He stated, ‘No, it’s lipstick.’ “I stated, ‘That’s a colour I might by no means put on.’”

In her tell-all, Collins wrote that Nader obtained “carried away by the fervour” throughout “a tremendous love scene.” He kissed her so forcefully that when he bit her lip, blood was smudged on each of their chins.

The tough smooching didn’t transcend the set, Collins insisted.

Michael Nader looking at Joan Collins wearing a black and white spaghetti strap dress

Regardless of the scorching on-screen chemistry between Michael Nader and Joan Collins, the actress insisted it was purely platonic. (ABC Photograph Archives/Disney Common Leisure Content material by way of Getty Photos)

“Regardless of some ribbing from a number of of the solid and crew that our relationship was greater than friendship, Michael was married, and I used to be married, so it was purely platonic,” Collins wrote. “Nevertheless, on the set, it sizzled! I cherished our scenes within the bathtub collectively the place I might be lined in soapsuds defending the naked requirements. When the director yelled ‘lower!’ Michael would attempt to scrape the suds off me, but it surely was all performed in good enjoyable.”

Collins and Nader starred on “Dynasty” till the present’s finale in 1989. Now 90, she performed Alexis for eight of its 9 seasons.


“I cherished Michael,” Collins informed Fox Information Digital. “I believed he was nice. I used to be very unhappy when he died. We had a great deal of laughs. I’ve so many great recollections. My favourite reminiscence was when he stood in entrance of me, and he was telling me critically how a lot he cherished Alexis. He then took off his shirt and he was sporting a white WonderBra. That wasn’t [in the series], after all. That was in one of many outtakes. However he made me chuckle a lot.”

Joan Collins and Linda Evans fighting in a lily pond

Linda Evans (left) and Joan Collins combating within the Carrington lily pond throughout season 3 of “Dynasty.” (ABC Photograph Archives/Disney Common Leisure Content material by way of Getty Photos)

Whereas Collins was all for lip-locking, she wasn’t a fan of her legendary combat scenes reverse co-star Linda Evans (Krystle Carrington).

“I’m not a fighter,” Collins defined. “I don’t consider in combating. I don’t consider in violence in any respect. I wasn’t introduced up with it. My dad and mom by no means allowed me to see any motion pictures during which there was violence. I believe there’s an excessive amount of violence on the planet. And I simply didn’t prefer it.

“However we did it,” she added. “And it was well-liked. I obtained on with it. It was a part of the job, so I did it. Properly, I didn’t do all of it. I had a stand-in, a double, to do a number of it. I keep in mind when Gene Kelly gave me some recommendation after I first went to Hollywood. He stated, ‘Don’t do your individual stunts, honey. You’re placing a stunt gal out of labor, and you can get harm.’ He then cited some examples of actors who’ve performed their very own stunts and obtained critically harm. He was a really sensible man.”

Book cover for Joan Collins memoir "Behind the Shoulder Pads"

Joan Collins is kissing and telling in a brand new memoir, “Behind the Shoulder Pads.” (Permuted Press)

Within the guide, Collins stated she filmed the well-known lily pond scene during which Krystle pushes Alexis into it.

“As a result of the director didn’t know what number of takes could be required, wardrobe made 4 an identical frocks – every extra hideous than the final,” Collins wrote. “It was very uncommon to see these limp rags hanging in my dressing room, as the standard of my costumes had all the time been first-rate.

“Because the costume materials was so low-cost and the wardrobe division unexpectedly slung every costume into the dryer after every take, naturally all of the polyester clothes shrunk. They got here out two sizes smaller and shriveled. After 4 takes, we ran out of contemporary clothes, so for the close-ups within the pool, I needed to squeeze myself right into a frock that will match an eight-year-old.”


Joan Collins leaning on Michael Nader during a glamorous photoshoot

Michael Nader died in 2021 at age 76. (ABC Photograph Archives/Disney Common Leisure Content material by way of Getty Photos)

Collins insisted that whereas she doesn’t do stunts, that scene was all her.

“When [Linda] pushed me and I went flying into the lily pond and my hat flew off, that was me,” Collins boasted. “It was troublesome preserving our footing as a result of it was slimy. However Linda and I had been used to all this by now. And it was a little bit of fun, actually.”

Collins appeared within the 1991 miniseries “Dynasty: The Reunion.” She beforehand turned down a job in “The Colbys,” a “Dynasty” spinoff. Within the guide, Collins wrote that she was “loyal” to “Dynasty” and didn’t need followers to get confused. 

“The Colbys,” which starred Charlton Heston, Stephanie Beacham and Barbara Stanwyck, ran for 2 seasons from 1985 to 1987.

Linda Evans, John Forsythe and Joan Collins in 80s fashion for the show Dynasty

From left: Linda Evans (Krystle), John Forsythe (Blake) and Joan Collins (Alexis) within the glitzy ’80s cleaning soap opera “Dynasty.” (Bob DAmico/Disney Common Leisure Content material by way of Getty Photos)

Collins, who nonetheless has nice love for Alexis, stated it all the time felt good to be unhealthy.

“I like her,” stated Collins. “I believe she’s a fantastic character. Through the COVID lockdown, we pulled out an previous field set of ‘Dynasty’ and began to look at it as a result of I hadn’t watched a number of the episodes. … I used to be fascinated by her. I believe she was proper to go on a vendetta in opposition to [her ex-husband] Blake Carrington (John Forsythe). He was a horrible man. And lots of people have realized that now.

“And I believe among the vogue was nice,” she chuckled. “A few of it was very trendy and horny, and there have been a couple of outfits that had been a bit excessive.”


Joan Collins wearing a black and white suit with a matching hat

Joan Collins nonetheless has nice love for Alexis and her vogue. (ABC Photograph Archives/Disney Common Leisure Content material by way of Getty Photos)

Collins was so convincing as Alexis, many followers have questioned if she was simply as vicious when cameras stopped rolling.

“I used to be unhappy for them,” she admitted. “It was unhappy for me, too. As a result of one is an actor. In case you play a assassin, an ax assassin or a serial killer, which so many actors do right now, are you that character? I don’t wish to be conceited, however I used to be superb at taking part in Alexis. I believe I inhabited that character. And I believe that’s why lots of people really feel that Joan is Alexis, and Alexis is Joan. However I’m not. If something, I want I’d been extra like Alexis.

Joan Collins wearing a silver dress

Joan Collins attends a celebration in London June 21, 2023. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

“I loved her,” Collins shared. “I loved all of the scenes. I relished them, and I believed they had been actually good. And I’m glad that I contributed to the success of ‘Dynasty.’ … And I don’t actually take into consideration misconceptions [people have of me]. There are such a lot of keyboard warriors. I by no means learn the feedback. 

“I don’t Google myself. I’ve no real interest in what individuals’s perceptions of me are. I do know I’ve a core group of followers and individuals who love me. That’s the one factor that issues.

“It doesn’t matter should you’re Mom Theresa. Individuals will all the time have one thing unhealthy to say about you.”

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