Thursday, July 28, 2005

‘Who Shot J.R.?’ Cliffhanger Almost Shot Larry Hagman’s Bladder

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s been 25 years since the world debated who shot J.R. Ewing on the CBS drama, Dallas, but Larry Hagman remembers it like it was yesterday.

And so does his bladder.

Hagman says the public was so fascinated by the cliffhanger that they mobbed him all summer. As he puts it, “I couldn’t go to the bathroom!”

Hagman says he was offered lots of money to leak the information to the press.

In fact, a consortium of European newspapers offered him $250,000 to tell them who shot his character – as long as he was willing to fly to London to tell one journalist; fly to the Netherlands and spill the beans to another; and then zip down to Johannesburg, South Africa, for a final interview.

Hagman admits the cash was tempting but he decided against the offer because he “didn’t want to travel that much.”

The third season of Dallas – which includes the infamous “Who Shot J.R.” episode – will be released on DVD Aug. 9.

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