Last week, the stars of Feud – including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Jackie Hoffman, and Alfred Molina – attended a special screening of the show’s season finale at Alice Tully Hall in NYC. The show chronicles the infamous feud between Hollywood legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
Lange, who played Crawford, said of her role: “Joan was a great mystery. She created ‘Joan Crawford,’ a character she played as a collaboration between her and MGM and she played it for fifty years. What fascinated me about her was not playing the role of Joan Crawford but what was underneath, Lucille LeSueur, a poor, abandoned, unloved, abused, poverty-stricken kid from San Antonio. Finding my way into the role by playing Lucille – then it all made sense to me.”
Susan Sarandon, who played Davis, didn’t stay long enough to address the corwd, or see the standing ovation the screening received, because she had to be back in L.A. to film scenes for the upcoming season of Ray Donovan.
The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, has already been teasing two of Feud, which will examine the story of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. “I’m casting now,” he said. “Jessica and Susan are staying on as producers.” As for similarities between seasons one and two, Murphy reminded the audience that “feuds are about pain.”
Check out a few photos from the premiere below:
You can catch the Feud: Bette and Joan finale tonight on FX.
Photos: Denise Korey