"She's a strong, glamorous woman with a very good sense of humor who is quite independent, quite rich and likes to get her own way," Collins, 79, says of herself.
In her first episode, Joan gets into a car accident with Peter (John Michael Higgins) and ends up hiring him as her personal assistant. When Fran (Fran Drescher) first sees her, she mistakes Joan for her Dynasty character, Alexis Carrington Colby.
On that note, Collins has spoken with her former TV family — Pamela Sue Martin (Fallon), Jack Coleman (Steven) and John James (Jeff) — about a Dynasty revival that would begin with Blake Carrington's funeral. "We'd be eager to do it," she says. "Look at the success of [TNT's] Dallas — even though I haven't seen it."