Joan Collins discusses Raquel Welch’s embarrassing request for a “role” in the OJ Simpson book.


JOAN COLLINS has addressed the awkward moment fellow Hollywood actress Raquel Welch asked an author for a “part” in his book, which was inspired by his time covering the OJ Simpson murder trial.

Dame Joan Collins has shared an insight into the awkward moment actress Raquel Welch asked an acclaimed author and journalist whether she could play a part in his book, which was inspired by the OJ Simpson murder trial. The Big Sleep actress, 88, candidly told how her fellow actress had asked for work while appearing on Good Morning Britain, before revealing that she speaks about the gaff in her new memoir, My Unapologetic Diaries.

‘Oh, is there a part for me?’

Raquel Welch

Speaking about her new book, the Dynasty actress revealed she had doubts over whether it would ever be published.

She said: “I never thought that it would be published because there are a few naughty things in it.”

Going into detail to GMB hosts Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid, The Stud star opened up about a very awkward moment with fellow Hollywood actress Raquel.

Joan said: “For example, I meet Raquel Welch and I’m with Dominick Dunne who was at the OJ trial and he says, ‘I’m writing a book about the OJ trial’.

“And Raquel, who I’m sitting next to at a party, says, ‘Oh, is there a part for me?'”

Richard and Susanna fell about laughing while Joan went on to reveal that she rushed home to document the actress’s gaff.

“All of these things happen at the time, then I go home and I say, ‘And Raquel said, ‘Is there a part for me?'” Joan explained, while miming speaking into a dictaphone.

Richard chipped in: “Well that’s the thing, that’s how these diaries read, they read like having a conversation with you, it’s very intimate and as you say it’s incredibly frank.

“And sometimes in a very nice way,” he continued, leading Joan to cut in.

“Only sometimes?” she said, looking shocked.

Richard jibed: “You can do nice, Joan Collins does nice”.

In her memoir, Joan said that the incident with Raquel asking Dominick for work caused “raised eyebrows”.

Dunne penned 1997 novel Another City, Not My Own, which was inspired by his experiences covering the OJ Simpson murder trial for magazine Vanity Fair.


The criminal trial saw football star OJ Simpson acquitted in 1995. “Brinkwire Summary News”.


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