Q: But you and Marie did that movie "Goin' Coconuts" in 1978.
A: That we would like to leave off the annals of history. We don't consider that a film.
But I am not that familiar with the filming process. We had six cameras rolling at the same time. As far as the schedule was concerned, we just shot and shot until we were dead tired. We did it in six weeks.
Q: And this time around, Joan Collins is playing Mrs. Potiphar.
A: Here again I don't want to consider it a film, but I did a movie of the week with her, it was called "The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch" [in 1982].
Over the weekend, I am thumbing through the stations and on TNN, there I am on "The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch." My kids look at me and say, "Dad, that's horrible." She was the head of the brothel and I was a Confederate soldier and the only guy in this town full of women.
But, boy, I tell you, she walked [on the set of "Joseph"], and you talk about a diva. And she knows how to work it. When we were rehearsing our scenes, she kept blowing them. She was supposed to take my clothes off and she kept doing it wrong. And I am wondering if she kept blowing it so she could keep doing the scene over and over. She was blowing in my ear and rubbing my chest and taking my clothes off and I thought, "I'm glad my wife isn't watching this!"
It's kind of cute the way it was shot. The way they edited it is very innocent because kids are going to be watching. It's a family show.
* "Great Performances: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will be shown Wednesday at 8 p.m. on KCET and KVCR. It is also available on VHS and DVD from Universal Home Video.
"I realized I had to be convincing not only as a teenager but as a 40-year-old man in charge of Egypt. I said if I can be convincing in those two extremes, that would be a stretch."
DONNY OSMOND, of his 'Joseph' role