After months of speculation and hope that Victoria Principal might return to Dallas in the role of Pamela Barnes Ewing, today that has come to an official halt. It has been previously reported that it is the Ewing clan finding out that J.R. is behind Pam’s disappearance that will be the reason that J.R. meets his maker on the late Larry Hagman’s final episode on Monday night’s March 11th episode of the TNT reboot.
However today exclusively via Deadline.com, Victoria Principal came forth with a statement as to why she will not be returning to the show and explains why she would never reprise her character, last seen in a fiery car crash on the original series.
Here is what Principal stated: “Since the inception of Dallas, the creators and fans around the world have referred to Bobby and Pam, as the Romeo & Juliet of Dallas. I could not agree more. And since the original author of this scenario, William Shakespeare, felt compelled to make theirs a tragic love story, of epic and unforgettable deathly loss, I think I shall respect that very successful example, and leave the legacy of Bobby & Pam’s tragic love story, undisturbed and intact.
When I filmed Pam’s fatal car accident, for me that was the punctuation mark on my role as Pam. I cannot be held responsible for any choices made by producers, once I left Dallas, but I do take responsibility for my decision, not to risk tarnishing Bobby & Pam’s love story, with a desperate reappearance. I made this decision a long time ago with a loving and respectful heart for Dallas, Bobby & Pam and all faithful fans.”
Alright long time Dallas faithfuls, how do you feel about Victoria’s statement? Are you upset that she won’t be coming ba to the show? Let us know!