Back when James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) appeared on PACIFIC PALISADES, he got to work with living legend Joan Collins (of DYNASTY fame)… although they quickly hit a bump in the road! “Joan is really nice, but suffers no fools,” Stuart
shares with a laugh. “She actually liked me enormously… until the moment she stopped talking to me forever.” The trouble started when Collins tried to make small talk with a young Stuart, who’d grown up in Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley with his British dad, folk rocker Chad Stuart. “I was playing an English character, so she said, ‘Master Stuart, where are you from?’” he recounts. “I said, ‘I’m from Encino… Where are you from?’ She goes, ‘I’m from London, you twit!’ and never spoke to me again. She had no interest in me whatsoever after that. What can you do?”
Stuart once faked an
accent for Collins.