Published On: Sun, Jan 27th, 2013

Jordana Brewster talks ‘Dallas’ season 2, Elena changing and the death of Larry Hagman

TNT’s “Dallas” returns Monday for season 2 of the new version of the classic 80’s TV series following the oil tycoon Ewing family. The “Fast & Furious” star Jordana Brewster stars as Christopher’s (Jesse Metcalfe) love and business partner Elena Ramos.

The actress spoke to Collider in a Jan. 27 interview explaining the more independent Elena.

Dallas-cast-season-2“Elena goes further and further in that direction, and she’s more and more autonomous.  That’s really fun to play because it’s such a different tone from last season.  Last season, she was always so torn and undecided between Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) and John Ross (Josh Henderson).  It seems like men are her weakness and she’s not too decisive or professional when it comes to her love life.  However, she has worked really, really hard and, in the boardroom, it’s a different story.  I’m really enjoying playing that.”

At the end of last season, Elena learned that John Ross had been lying to her about pretty much everything, and then Christopher poured his heart out to her again. Brewster discusses the love triangle.

“I think the reason she had a blind spot for John Ross was that she figured, “Oh, well, he’s really screwed up because of his dad and he’s just constantly trying to prove himself to him.”  She thought that, deep down, he was good, but just had a very misguided way of showing it.  But then, he just proved to be such an S.O.B. that there was no returning from that.  She’s still on that page.  She’s always going to be weary of him.  There break-up makes him even more of an, I don’t want to say villain, but S.O.B.  I think she’s just always on guard now, when it comes to John Ross.”

Dallas-cast-season-2 office setThe loss of Larry Hagman, who passed away in November, created a new challenge for the writers who wrote the death of JR into season 2.

“I don’t think he would want to leave the show quietly, and he certainly doesn’t.  The writers took all of Christmas break to restructure the show and restructure the second half of the season.  His leaving sets the stage for so much that starts happening, and the stakes are raised.  I do think he would be very happy.”

“Dallas” stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo, Brenda Strong and Mitch Pileggi.




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