'Dallas' Season 3: Linda Gray inherits Larry Hagman's dressing room

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Zap2it: How do you like playing Sue Ellen opposite Josh Henderson as the grown John Ross on "Dallas"?

Linda Gray: Oh, it's fantastic! It's fabulous. We laugh on the set because Sue Ellen doesn't have a lot of friends. She never did. Now, to see this little bad boy she dragged off to London and was not the best mother to ... good, bad or indifferent, she's a mom. And part of who he has turned out to be has her influence in it, so she has to watch him and what he's learned.

Zap2it: You have Larry Hagman's former dressing room on the "Dallas" set. How have you adapted to that?

Linda Gray: When Larry passed, his half of the trailer he shared with Patrick (Duffy) remained empty. When we came back for Season 3, Ken Topolsky -- our producer in Dallas -- said, "Do you mind if I change your dressing room?" I said, "No," and he said, "You'll be sharing with Patrick."

It didn't dawn on me, but the first day, I walked up to the door ... and it wasn't until that second that I thought, "This was Larry's room." And I just stopped and stood there, frozen. Then I took a breath and thought, "OK, move over. I'm movin' in."

Zap2it: How is it to have Patrick as a trailer mate?

Linda Gray: We've become closer. We were always close, but Larry and I had more scenes than Patrick and I had scenes. During the 20 years in-between the ("Dallas") series, all three of us were very, very close, so it was a bonus to be invited back to do the characters again.
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