Jesse Metcalfe attended last night’s HBO Emmy party and spoke with AccessHollywood.com and shared some new information on the upcoming third season of TNT’s Dallas for his character of Christopher Ewing, plus his disappointment at last night’s Emmy telecast that former co-star and TV icon, Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing) was not among those singled out for one of the five In Memorium tributes throughout the 3 hour plus televised event!
On Dallas Jesse revealed, “Christopher’s getting a new love interest. So that’s pretty exciting for me.” He also said that next week he is excited to get back to work when Dallas begins principal shooting for its third season!
Now on to the controversy that Hagman was not chosen by the Emmy producers to part of the five In Memorium tributes that aired on the telecast last night. Metcalfe said, “Obviously I certainly thought that Larry Hagman should have had a special tribute in that five that were honored. He’s an iconic TV actor, and not many people have made a character as famous as he did, so I thought he was sort of passed over a bit,” Jesse said.
As far as the new way the Emmys handled the Memorium tributes, Jesse related, “I thought it was very moving, I thought it was very heartfelt, I just wanted to see a friend and someone who deserved to be honored get honored.”
Watch the clip of Jesse talking about Dallas season three and Larry Hagman after the jump! Then, let us know, are you intrigued to hear Christopher has a new love interest? Do you agree with Jesse’s sentiments on the omission of Larry Hagman from the Emmy In Memorium tributes last night, other than him being in the clip package with many other recently deceased performers?