Feud: Bette and Joan doesn’t premiere on FX until 5 March but the hype has begun.
In the first sneak peaks of the FX miniseries, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange appear completely transformed into the battling Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
The two Oscar winning actresses had many things in common: Both were huge movie stars in the 1930s and 40s, both had won Academy Awards and both had several failed marriages.
They also hated each other.
We catch a glimpse of the strife on the set of their 1962 classic film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Crawford accuses Davis of getting violent for real during a fight scene and Davis says: ‘I barely touched her.’
The movie was a huge hit but the off-stage drama continued when Davis was nominated for an Academy Award and Crawford was not.
Davis lost to Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker and Crawford had arranged to accept the award for Bancroft who could not attend the ceremony.
The actresses re-teamed for the thriller Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte but there was friction and Crawford left the production early on and was replaced by Olivia de Havilland.
The series premieres on 5 March and also in the cast are Alfred Molina, Sarah Paulson, Catherine Zeta Jones and Stanley Tucci.