British Actor Recreates Rock Hudson's Aids Kiss

British actor ROBERT COLEBY is set to recreate legendary soap DYNASTY's most controversial scene when he plays ROCK HUDSON in a TV movie about the show.

Hudson failed to tell producers he had AIDS when he signed on for a guest role as DANIEL REECE in the cult 1980s TV soap - and his onscreen kiss with co-star LINDA EVANS caused an uproar, because at the time it was not known if exchanging saliva could spread the killer disease or not.

Coleby, who plays Hudson in new American TV special DYNASTY: BEHIND THE SCENES, didn't realise the kiss had caused such a fuss until he signed up to play the tragic movie icon.

The PHANTOM star says, "He kissed Linda and, at the time, they didn't know how you contracted AIDS, so there was some panic."

Dynasty creator AARON SPELLING, who has not been part of the TV movie, admits he was terrified when he discovered the truth about Hudson.

He says, "We were told by a lot of medical people that AIDS could be transmitted that way - by kissing."

Hudson lost his battle with AIDS in 1985.

Dynasty: Behind The Scenes also features former STAR TREK star ALICE KRIGE as JOAN COLLINS.

30/06/2004 09:32

Contactmusic

Tags: Dynasty - Rock Hudson - Linda Evans - Aaron Spelling - Alice Krige - Joan Collins


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

If you’re looking for a cinematic treat for all the family this weekend, then...

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ hits cinemas next weekend with Marvel...

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

Bastille - Flaws [Live]

Bastille perform their 2012 single 'Flaws' live at The Troubadour in London to an enthusiastic crowd. The...

Bastille - Flaws [Live] Video

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

Colbie Caillat isn't known for producing 'trendy' pop songs of any kind, but she certainly always maintains...

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Last year's sleeper hit The Purge was an unusually intelligent thriller starring Ethan Hawke as...

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Nightcrawler Trailer

Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered him...

Nightcrawler Trailer
Advertisement

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

There are all kinds of theories about Nicolas Cage's acting style, usually centred on whether...

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But...

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'

American rock legend Tom Petty reunites with backing band The Heartbreakers...

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Dynasty Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Dynasty

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All