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Feud: Bette and Joan Soundbyte

Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon were asked if they had ever met Bette Davis or Joan Crawford that they were portraying in Feud: Bette and Joan. Click play to listen to their answers?

FEUD: Bette and Joan Official Lowdown

FEUD: Bette and Joan is the first installment of the new FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy. This one tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon).

It occurs during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. And then well after the cameras stopped rolling…

The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers.

In addition to Academy Award winners Lange and Sarandon, the cast includes Alfred Molina as the film’s director Robert Aldrich. There is Stanley Tucci as studio titan Jack Warner and Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Also Jackie Hoffman as Crawford’s housekeeper Mamacita and Alison Wright as Aldrich’s assistant Pauline.

Notable guest stars include Dominic Burgess as Crawford and Davis’ co-star Victor Buono and Catherine Zeta-Jones as film star Olivia de Havilland. Also guest staring are Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page and Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell. Plus Kiernan Shipka as BD, Bette Davis’ daughter.

FEUD: Bette and Joan is created by Ryan Murphy and Jaffe Cohen & Michael Zam.

Ryan Murphy serves as Executive Producer along with Executive Producers Dede Gardner of Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, Tim Minear and Alexis Martin Woodall.

The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.

The series Premieres Sunday, March 5th 2017 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX.

Feud Bette and Joan - Stanley Tucci
Studio titan Jack Warner (Stanley Tucci) ©2016 FX Networks, photo by Kurt Iswarienko
Feud Bette and Joan - Alfred Molina
Director of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Robert Aldrich (Alfred Molina) ©2016 FX Networks, photo by Kurt Iswarienko