Larry Hagman looks back at playing TV's most-loved baddie.
Today's Metro, the commuter-friendly newspaper, features an interview with Larry Hagman in which he recalls working on Eighties super soap Dallas.
Larry reveals that his favourite line from the series was, "Once you get rid of integrity, the rest is a piece of cake."
He goes on to try and explain the appeal of the character to the viewers:
"It's hard to say. One of the reasons is that they all had a JR in their family somewhere - a father, a brother, an uncle... "
Hagman believes that Sue Ellen stayed with JR because she loved him, and because she offered "a kind of security, a position. A lot of women put up with a lot of suffering from men who are cads for security and a social position."
All in all Hagman is forever grateful for the break Dallas gave him.
"Dallas is the apex of my career. It was a wonderful experience."
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A season one and two DVD box set of Dallas is out today.