Victoria Principal Will Not Appear On TNT’s DALLAS

Victoria Principal has issued a statement to Deadline about why she will not return to the role of Pamela Barnes Ewing on DALLAS
“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.”
TVLine reported in December that Principal was on the DALLAS producers' return wish list.

Showrunner Cynthia Cidre previously claimed that the character of Pam was unlikely to return to the show, arguing that TNT's revamp "needed a breath of fresh air".

5 comments:

  1. She would have been a shot in the arm for the show.

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  2. Why the Shakespeare reference? Sounds like a lame excuse to me. If she doesn't want to do it she should simply say so. Definitely would have made me a regular viewer had she returned.

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  3. I would settle for a 15 second clip of Pam. The exit story line for Pam was not great, and don't get the Shakespeare reference either.

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  4. That's the most pretentious non-answer I may have ever read!

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  5. I definitely agree that having Victoria Principal appear as Pam would be a little weird and too big of a blast from the past. As she pointed out in her statement, Pan had a fatal car accident and I think it would be a bad idea to have her reappear. Why tarnish the awesome relationship Bobby has with Ann right now? After watching some of Pam’s clips in my office at DISH I do remember why she was on the show in the first place. She has this uncanny way of drawing you into her character and that is probably something that the producers wanted to recreate on the revamp. I think the show is doing just fine without her. I don’t get to see the newest episode of Dallas the night it airs because I’m usually at work but thanks to the Hopper and DISH Anywhere I can catch up on the show on my iPad anytime I want.

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