Linda Gray is walking into the Mansion Restaurant in Dallas when a valet calls out her name, runs over and gives her a warm hug. In minutes, other staffers join in, laughing and chatting with the actress.
“I knew all these people,” she explains, referencing her first stint of fame in these parts, when she originally played Sue Ellen Ewing on the 1978 CBS series Dallas, a role she’s now reprising on the TNT reboot. “It’s wonderful to see everyone again. I feel so lucky. I feel so blessed.”