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9 August 25th, 2015 Video Interview: Linda Gray Talks WINTERTHORNE Experience, Previews Her New Memoir & If She Would Want To Play DALLAS’ Sue Ellen Ewing Again!


As the highly-anticipated online series Winterthorne is set to have its online debut this Thursday August 27th, leading up to it over the next few days, On-Air On-Soaps will be bringing you some red carpet video interviews with the cast taped at the Winterthorne premiere and screening held just over a week ago.

We caught up with cast member Linda Gray, who became a TV icon in her role as Sue Ellen Ewing on the original CBS primetime soap opera Dallas, and more recently appeared in the same popular role in the TNT revival of the series.  For Gray, being part of the cast of Winterthorne and doing an online series was a first for her.

Linda related why she chose to do the show:  “In my career,  I have chosen to do things that I have not done before.  It has served me well.  I get to meet new people and I have never done anything like Winterthorne before, and so I wanted to experience it.   My character is the matriarch of the candy empire!”

In addition to her role in Winterthorne playing Martha Madison’s on-screen mom, Gray is set on September 8th to release her first memoir entitled The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction.  Linda’s fans can pre-order it now on


Gray revealed that she was indeed scared to write her memoir relating when speaking to the publishers: “Well they asked me to write a memoir, and I said, ‘I’m not old enough to write a memoir.’   I remember being in New York and they kind of looked up and gave me a funny look and said, ‘Well, in September you’re going to be 75.’   Then, I thought … maybe it is time.” (Laughs)

As for digging in and recounting her life and the ups and downs of it, Linda shared: “It was hard, but I just started writing.  It’s what I do.  I jumped into the deep end.  I loved it.   Stuff came in and it was almost like a download.  It is a memoir and it reveals a lot of stuff about my life that people don’t know about.”

The big question of the day was posed to Gray, and that was if somehow Dallas got resurrected in some form:  TV, motion picture, online series, whatever … would she be up for playing Sue Ellen one more time.  Linda simply answered, “Of course, darling.”

Watch the video interview with Linda Gray after the jump.  Then let us know if you are intrigued to see her in Winterthorne?  Interested in checking out her memoir and what she might reveal? Would you want to see her play a boozin’ Sue Ellen Ewing one more time if Dallas could ever be revived again?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  1. Frank says:

    Wow I love this lady, Linda Gray is a sassy, classy lady and a wonderful actress. She looks beautiful for 75 years old, she looks natural, no plastic surgery at all.


  2. k/kay says:

    My heart breaks to know so many years have past for all of us Dallas was wonderful until 1985 ! Sad days still has great legs!


    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Those years from the late 70s up until ‘the dream year’ was Dallas at its best!!!


  3. Frank says:

    Linda Gray is amazing. I would love to see Dallas back on TV but I want to see a powerful and strong Sue Ellen. TNT took her too low again. I didn’t care that she started drinking again but she should’t have lost control. It should have been her vice and give her the courage to do bitchy things.


  4. Charday says:

    She’s great. I miss DALLAS. Look forward to her memoir.


  5. Janie says:

    I would love to see Linda as Sue Ellen in Dallas again. She was always so awesome


  6. Dadou says:

    Amaizing classy lady. The one and only . Got The chance to talk to her in London…caring and so so sweet charming she is. She really likes people and every moment of her life


  7. Rose says:

    Michael…it’s August 27. Where can we view Winterthorne?


  8. Barb says:

    I too, love Linda Gray and Dallas (especially miss Larry Hagman). I bought the entire series and am up to season 10 now. Contrary to most opinions, all the seasons up to 10 were really good writing and acting. I have found it hard to get into season 10 like I did before. But I am still a huge Dallas fan-always and forever! Perhaps, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and the new generation Ewings could meet up and some how cross over onto the new Fall series Blood and Oil. What you think? Dallas was the Best Show ever!!!


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