Salty-talkingÂ Larry Hagman saysÂ aÂ new bookÂ recounting his obnoxious behavior makingÂ the old I Dream of Jeannie TV show is “absolutely right.” According to theÂ new tell-all by Hagman’s Jeannie co-star Barbara Eden — which Hagman says he recently read –Â the actorÂ was roughÂ on crew members and once even urinated on the set.
“I was an a******,” Hagman, now 80,Â said in Dallas Friday. “But I’m not an a****** anymore.” The Fort Worth-born actorÂ reportedly cleaned up his act after quitting drinking and undergoing a life-saving liver transplant.
Hagman, who was in townÂ as an awards-presenter for the Dallas International Film Festival,Â is scheduled to reprise his role as theÂ devious “J.R. Ewing” in a new TNT televisionÂ pilot based on the popular, long-running Dallas TV series. He said the pilot will be filmed “all over Dallas,”Â and revealedÂ that theÂ new iteration of J.R.Â will show no signs of mellowingÂ with age. “He’ll be the same a****** he always was,” Hagman said.