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Hagman: JR depressed in new Dallas

Larry Hagman has revealed that the new version of Dallas opens with JR Ewing in a bad way.

The 79-year-old star played the oil baron in the original series, and is returning for the reboot alongside Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy.

But the actor, whose wife has been battling chronic Alzheimer's, told the Daily Mirror that the JR we see at the start is not the one we'll recognise.

He said: "Let's just say that things have been as tough for JR as they have been for me."

He added that he was not in the remake, which stars Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson, simply for the money.

He said: "I wouldn't have signed off if the script wasn't good. The new kids are gorgeous and have good teeth but can also act."

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