Meghan isn’t really in my conscience, says Dame Joan Collins, but Kate is never wrong: Dame reveals what she really thinks about the royal family as she prepares to play Wallis Simpson in biopic
As one of Britain’s leading veteran actresses, she’s gearing up to play the most controversial member of the royal family.
Dame Joan Collins will play Wallis Simpson in a biopic about the final years of her life and claims the American divorcee for whom Edward VIII abdicated has been “somewhat vilified”.
But unsurprisingly, the outspoken lady also has some rather harsh opinions about the latest generation of female Royals.
“Meghan’s not really in my conscience,” she told the Mail on Sunday’s Liz Jones dismissively in an interview today with You magazine. But she adds: “Catherine is never wrong. »
Five-times-married Dame Joan, who celebrated her 90th birthday in May, gave a delightfully charismatic interview from her St. Tropez villa, and she gives her unfiltered views on everything from cancel culture to Botox , going through menopause and why modern actresses who are all harm on the red carpet are just “showing off”.
As one of Britain’s leading veteran actresses, Dame Joan Collins (pictured) is preparing to play the most controversial member of the royal family.
Unsurprisingly, the outspoken lady also has some rather harsh opinions about the latest generation of royal women (pictured: Catherine, Princess of Wales and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attending Wimbledon in 2018)
“They think it’s empowering,” she says of the latter. “But I see this as a demonstration. You know that your boobs and the crack in your butt will get you the most space in the newspapers and the most likes.
Although she’s known for her glamor and lasting beauty, the star – pictured in her photo shoot for You – insists she doesn’t believe in Botox, surgery or even too much make-up.
“For the party last night, I put on a darker base because my body is brown so I have to,” she explains. “A little eyeshadow.” I never wear false eyelashes or mascara. I have friends who have eyelashes all the time. They look strange with pale faces and spidery eyelashes.
“I mean, these reality TV stars all have eyelashes, puffy lips and honestly, I can’t tell them apart! Does that sound horrible? Take it out! Judi Dench looks fabulous.
While her late sister, the novelist Jackie Collins – who died of breast cancer in 2015 – had a nose job, Dame Joan claims she did nothing.
“I tried Botox once, it was in the late 1980s. I screamed and ran out and never came back. I am very happy with my appearance.
She attributes her beauty to good diet and exercise, and rolls her eyes at celebrities who use new so-called weight loss vaccines such as Ozempic.
Dame Joan Collins will play Wallis Simpson (pictured) in a biopic about the final years of her life and claims the American divorcee Edward VIII abdicated for has been “somewhat vilified”.
“There are too many obsessions about treatments and no matter what, they stick in their body to make it thinner,” she says.
And she is unsympathetic to the noise made by menopause campaigners. Insisting that “it wasn’t a problem” for her generation, she adds that she used HRT for “20 years… I thought I would become an old woman, but I didn’t.” .
She’s definitely not an old lady. She married her fifth and final husband, Percy Gibson, in 2002. Age, however, is a subject she prefers not to discuss.
“I don’t want to be identified with one age group,” she says.
“It’s a question of your physicality and your mental abilities. My life is really beautiful. I was born with a happy gene.
In addition to this new acting role, she is set to embark on a 12-night tour of the UK next month to promote her memoir, Joan Collins: Behind The Shoulder Pads. “It’s hard being an actress,” she says.
Read the full interview in tomorrow’s issue of You magazine.