While going through some old posts and realised that we never really posted much about Joan Collins being on Hawaii Five-0 in Season 9
These were Joan’s IG posts at the time:
- 18 January 2019
Loved doing Hawaii 5-0 with a wonderful cast and crew! @hawaiifive0cbs #hawaiifive0 #alexoloughlin #scottcaan
- 7 March 2019
Watch me tomorrow as Amanda Savage best selling novelist on #hawaiifive0#primetime@_hawaiifive0@hawaiifive0cbs
- 8 March 2019
Channeling sister @ Jackie Collins in #HawaiiFive-0 tonight at nine on #Cbs
- 27 April 2019
Catch my episode of @hawaiifive0cbs on @skyone at 9pm tomorrow April 28 where I take Danny and McGarret for an exhausting #shoppingspree #h50europe #h50 #hawaiifive0
Article from TV Insider
‘Hawaii Five-0’: Joan Collins Talks Playing Danny’s Former Mother-in-Law
The aloha state by way of…the French Riviera?Dame Joan Collins took a circuitous route to land her March 8 guest spot on Hawaii Five-0, says executive producer Peter Lenkov.
“We met years ago in Monte Carlo at a TV festival,” he recalls. “I promised I’d bring her to Hawaii.”
When the script called for an actress to play glamorous romance novelist Amanda Savage — who has unfinished business with her former son-in-law, Det. Danny Williams (Scott Caan) — Lenkov kept his word and gave the Dynasty veteran a call.
Collins (above, with Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett) fills us in on the rest.
Were you familiar with Hawaii Five-0 before this part came along?
Joan Collins: Yes, I’ve seen the show and I love it. I’m bored to tears with [hospital-drama] operations and people leaning over a cadaver, and too much shooting and sexual content and bad language. I consider Hawaii Five-0a pretty wholesome show.
What’s the one thing a role has to have for you to say yes?
Joan Collins: It has to be interesting and something I feel I can inhabit. I loved doing American Horror Story: Apocalypsesince I played two characters! And I made a great friend in Kathy Bates.
Tell us about Amanda. Does she get along with Danny?
Joan Collins: No, they don’t like each other. [Laughs]
But she likes Steve McGarrett.
[According to Lenkov, “She sees McGarrett as a potential fifth husband. Or is it sixth?”
The boys take me shopping, and we all end up bantering. I’m pretty good at banter.
Your character comes to town on a book tour. Since you’ve written both fiction and nonfiction, and your late sister, Jackie, was a prolific novelist, did that provide some inspiration?
Joan Collins: Yes, we have a scene where I’m at a book signing with Amanda’s fans applauding and saying, “We loved your last book, and we can’t wait to read this one!” It was a little bit like it has been when I’ve been writing books.
And now you’re touring England with Joan Collins Unscripted, your one-woman show. Why is this the right time for that?
It’s not the right time, believe me! I was supposed to do it in September, but I was doing American Horror Story, so I had to postpone. I shall be dashing back to a warmer climate as soon as possible!
Some of you might recall the little story we did on Joan’s late sister, Jackie Collins …
and her thoughts about Alex.
Jackie tweeted in 2012: “Alex O’Loughlin, one of the sexiest guys on TV. Agreed ladies??”