Joan Collins, not wanting to get ‘political,’ acknowledges her support for gay marriage

The five-times married diva guests on sitcom Happily Divorced this week

Joan Collins, not wanting to get ‘political,’ acknowledges her support for gay marriage
27 November 2012

Actress Joan Collins is guest starring on the Fran Drescher sitcom Happily Divorced Wednesday (28 November) playing a version of famous diva herself.

Collins, 79, did an interview with the gay US site Advocate.com to promote the episode but was determined to shy away from any political questions – including any about gay marriage.

Since she has been married five times, Collins was asked her thoughts on the so-called ‘sanctity of marriage’ which gay people are often accused of sullying.

‘I’m not one of [those people],’ Collins said. ‘… You’re getting into a political situation here, which I really don’t want to get involved in.’

But she continued anyway.

‘Obviously, I have so many gay friends. Many of them are married, many of them have children, many of them are in civil partnerships. I also have many heterosexual friends who are in the same situations. It’s up to the individual.’

Happily Divorced is a TV Land sitcom now in its second season. Drescher stars as a woman whose ex-husband (John Michael Higgens) came out as gay at the end of their marriage but the two are forced to continue living together for economic reasons.

To play a fictionalized version of herself on the show, said the key is to exaggerate all the things I normally do.

‘Flamboyant hand gestures, exaggerated line readings,’ explained the Dynasty diva. ‘Everything just a little bit bigger.’

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