Steve Kanaly almost turned down the chance to return to legendary TV show "Dallas" for its relaunch later this year - as his character is barely involved in the plot.
Kanaly was invited by producers to reprise his role as former Southfork Ranch foreman Ray Krebbs in the sex-and-scandal drama, but was left disappointed by his lack of lines in the script.
He finally relented after a meeting with the show's bosses - and he's been promised a bigger role if future episodes are commissioned.
Kanaly tells DallasFanzine.com, "My part isn't too big in this early episode (but) I've been told that there are other things for the character down the road... I honestly was thinking about passing on this 'cause there wasn't much for me to do, and then I talked to the casting (director) and the director and they were all very enthusiastic about having me come in, and I'm very pleased that I decided to do it now."