Linda Evans Poster

Quotes (10)

  • A whole family would be absurd now. But one child would be wonderful.
  • [on Aaron Spelling]: Aaron Spelling went further than anyone has ever gone for television.
  • [When she had different roles to play]: After Dynasty (1981), I wanted a reality check. I wanted to get in touch with real life, you know? That kind of world is kind of outrageous.
  • All my life, I kind of had the strangest career because whenever I fell in love, I stopped working.
  • [When she won on Hell's Kitchen (2005)]: I'm glad I did it, I volunteered to be here and I said I wanted to learn and I'm going to learn.
  • [When she was battling menopause and depression]: For the first time in my life, I understood what it was like to not be totally in control of my life. I am in a downward spiral to hell, it just got worse and worse. It was like all the lights were down low.
  • [Who paid tribute to John Forsythe]: A man who may come into work everyday so magical. This show was so serious and he was funny personally. We'd be fighting and people would be strangling each other and he made me laugh, all day long, who'll ever be forever grateful to him for that.
  • [on her on- and off-screen chemistry with John Forsythe, who played Blake Carrington]: Well, he gave me my first speaking part ever when I was 15, Bachelor Father (1957), and I had a crush on him! I played his niece's friend, and he wrote on the script, "You are going to be somebody someday." And I brought that on the set of Dynasty (1981), about the third year I found it, and I said, "John, look what you wrote.".
  • [Of John Forsythe]: When I did meet him in Bachelor Father (1957), it was a show called Crush on Bentley, and his niece that was Bachelor Father, of and I were the same age, 15 years old (Noreen Corcoran). We did the show and I had a crush on Bentley, and in the end, he fixes me up with these football players, and it was so sweet getting to know him, then, and he signed my script, because it was my first speaking part and he put on it, "Linda, you're going to be somebody someday and I found it when I was doing Dynasty," and brought on the set and say, "See John, you were psychic, you knew this was going to happen." It was so easy when I saw him when I walked on the set of Dynasty (1981). He looked at me and he said, "Mine Linda Evans, did how you're grown and how's your mother, Arlene?". And he remembered my mother's name. He remembered my real name - which is Evanstad. MGM Studios later changed it to Evans. I said, "Oh John, it's going to be so easy to love you in this part and it was Heaven to work with him, absolute Heaven, he had the most delicious sense of humor." He would make me laugh, all day long and we had so much drama, and on the script of Dynasty, and fights and things that we had to do with people, and he would constantly just joking/laughing, saying, "Come on, you can do this?". And we have to go out to get some awards and I was afraid to get up and in-front of people, when I was in junior high school - from that day, I was so shy and get up to do a book report, and he would encourage me and take my hand and walk up with me, he was extraordinary. We remained friends until he died, I talked to him like three weeks before he passed, and we talked all the time.
  • [on David Janssen, who died of a heart attack on February 13, 1980]: To this day, I still miss that guy; he was one of a kind.