This week's episode of @NELSON'S, hosted by We Love Soaps contributor and international entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen, was released on Friday and features special guest Christina Crawford, who starred as Joan on THE SECRET STORM in the late 1960s.
The author & pop culture icon herself sits down with Nelson for a wide-ranging & fascinating conversation about "Surviving Mommie Dearest" and her notorious Oscar-winning mother, Joan Crawford. No holds barred in this tough, touching and sometimes funny afternoon with one of the most famous and controversial figures in Show Business history.
On her mother subbing for her as Joan in THE SECRET STORM for a few episodes in 1968 when she was put into the hospital, Christina says, "I thought it was a terrible dream but it turned out to be reality."
"It was awful," she continues, "I couldn't do anything about it; I was in a hospital bed for a week almost. And I had to watch my show on the television set in my hospital room and, poor woman, why they allowed her to do that, why she wanted to do that, I can't tell you. All I know is it was an unmitigated disaster. She couldn't remember her lines. She wasn't sober. She was a middle-aged woman and I was in my 20s."
Check out the entire interview below including more on THE SECRET STORM:
- FLASHBACK: Joan Crawford Takes Daughter's Soap Opera Role 1968 (Audio)