Monday, February 24, 2014

On the Set of Dallas: Season 3 Full of Surprises

Before I get into my very professional review of my Dallas set visit, can I get a second to freak out? Holy hotness!! (Insert scream here) I sat next to Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe. There was dialogue, handshakes, smiles, and some heart melting. These dudes are even more attractive in person. And so nice! OK, now that I got that out of my system...

Last Thursday I was on the set of Dallas for an interview session with the stars of TNT's hit drama, Dallas. It was a great opportunity to get insight into each of the characters and learn about the upcoming third season, premiering tonight! Here's a glimpse of what's in store this season, straight from the actors' mouths:

John Ross Ewing

"It's definitely a roller coaster. I'm calling it Dallas on Steroids. This year John Ross is trying to step into his father's shoes a little too quickly."

Christopher Ewing

"There's a lot of role-reversals going on this season. Morally-grounded characters are certainly flirting with the dark side."

Jordana Brewster
Elena Ramos

"She's definitely scheming, but rightly so. It's been years that she's been screwed by the Ewings so it's about time."

Linda Gray
Sue Ellen Ewing

"When Sue Ellen started drinking after the J.R. Ewing memorial, I was shocked when I saw those words 'She picks up the drink and pours herself a drink and drinks it.'"

Bobby Ewing

"It's a new Bobby. He's the new patriarch and now has to be the calming influence. Not to say he doesn't stretch and go places that are uncomfortable to him, but he always is peripheral in his points of view. He takes everything into consideration."

Pamela Rebecca Barnes

"She married for business but wants to be loved and trust John Ross. This year gets real racy!"

Emma Bell
Emma Brown

"She's grown up in a world where she's always been given what she wants and she doesn't really know boundaries."

Mitch Pileggi
Harris Ryland

"He's a very complex man and I love the fact that they're making him more and more complex and not a cardboard cutout of a villain."

Nicholas Trevino

"I like to think of him as a chameleon. Whoever he's dealing with in the show, he needs to act a certain way to get what he wants."

I don't want to spoil too much, but I can say that the first two episodes of the season are intense. Lots of lies, betrayals, surprises, and some new faces - all of the shocking twists and turns that we've come to love about Dallas. In addition to a set visit, I had the pleasure of attending the J.R. Ewing bourbon launch that same evening (more on that in a future post). There, I was able to catch a viewing of the episode you'll see tonight and I can tell you they get straight into the drama. If you're a fan, you're in for a season full of that drama you'd expect from Dallas. And if you've never watched, there's no better time. Today TNT is having a marathon so it will be easy to catch up and you're always welcome to ask me about the show!

Tune in tonight for Dallas Season 3 on TNT at 8/7c.

* Hotel and travel accommodations provided by Warner Bros.


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, I don't watch Dallas but I am so jealous that you got up close and personal with those guys!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I can't believe you were within touching distance of so much hotness. What an amazing opportunity. I will be tuning in.

Setarra said...

OMG! You were that close to Jesse Metcalf!?!?!?! He's so hot.

Marie said...

That is so cool! SO COOL!! Lucky girl. I totally need to watch this show!!

Best, Mree

Jessica said...

This post is a panty dropper!! Haha. What an amazing experience! I started the marathon last night and I can't wait for the premiere tonight. :)

C said...

I had no idea there were so many young people in the cast! My mom watched the old show and is watching the new show so I assumed it was all old people. Haha!

The Grits Blog said...

Hey I just found from Bell Bliss!! SO excited to start joining your weekly link-up!

Unknown said...

Ahhhh, total fangirling right now!!! I LOVE Jesse Metcalfe & Julie Gonzalo!!!! You are so insanely lucky. :)

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

still so jealous!! all the characters look great in real life

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

OMG that is so awesome, Leeann! I'm excited for the season premiere tonight!!

Bri said...

Gaaaah!!!! So much fun and soooo jealous!!! I would love to have a job like yours!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

So much fun, so much fun!!!! And haha, if the first two episodes (or any for that matter) weren't intense it would not be Dallas at all.

TheTinyHeart said...

Ahhh I'm so jealous that you got to meet these two hotties!

The Tiny Heart

Heather said...

OMG *fans self* I love me some Jesse Metcalfe!!!! I don't watch Dallas but I'm totally jealous of this gig and so thankful you shared this with us so I could semi pretend I was there! Happy Tuesday!

Elle Sees said...

what a cool and awesome experience!!

Always Maylee said...

Wow so awesome that you got to meet all of them!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Ahleessa said...

Oh mi gosh I'm so jealous you got to meet all those stars!