I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden is already slated for the much-anticipated Supernova Expo planned for Sydney and Perth later this month.
And the 1960s blonde bombshell will be joined by Get Smart legend Barbara Feldon, 86, at the annual science fiction convention.
Reflecting on her on-screen chemistry with co-star Don Adams to ABC Radio on Friday, Barbara said their rapport wasn’t so great when the cameras stopped rolling.
Stars of years gone by: I Dream of Jennie star Barbara Eden will be joined by 1960s Get Smart legend Barbara Feldon, 86, (left in 2016 and right in Get Smart) at the annual science fiction convention Supernova in Sydney and Perth later this month
‘Don and I would be standing on our marks waiting for ‘Action’ and not talking to each other. We just didn’t have anything to say to each other,’ she said.
Despite their impersonal off-screen relationship, Barbara – who played Control Agent 99 – revealed Don would go on to be a friend for life.
‘That (the on-screen chemistry) was us … but not us, at the time – then later in life it actually became us,’ she joked.
In an interview with AAP in 2015, Barbara said her cult status from her Get Smart days was even noticeable at her favourite local deli in New York City.
‘I ordered something the other day to be delivered and I told the guy my name and that didn’t ring a bell even though I go in there all the time and he knows me,’ Feldon said from her New York City apartment.
Two-sided relationship: Reflecting on her on-screen chemistry with co-star Don Adams on Friday, Barbara (pictured together on a promotion for Get Smart) said their rapport wasn’t so great when the cameras stopped rolling
‘So I said “This is 99” and he was “Oh, my gosh, sorry”‘.
Barbara Eden captivated audiences the world over with her stunning good looks and enviable figure as she played a 2000-year-old genie alongside astronaut Tony Nelson (Larry Hagman).
And on Wednesday, Barbara, now 87, stunned with her youthful looks during an appearance on Nine’s Today Show.
Bottled beauty! I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden, 87, stunned with her very youthful visage on morning TV show Today on Wednesday, decades after starring in the hit sitcom as a 2000-year-old genie, right
For a woman almost 90 years old, the blonde actress is not only blessed with a youthful physical appearance, she is as sprightly as ever.
The sitcom star still wears her long blonde locks with a fringe, recalling the hairstyle her famous TV character, Jeannie.
Barbara told Today entertainment reporter Brooke Boney, 31, she was not expecting to get the role of Jeannie as producers were casting tall beauty pageant winners of a Middle Eastern background.
Lucky break: Barbara told Today entertainment reporter Brooke Boney, 31, she was not expecting to get the role of Jeannie as producers were casting tall beauty pageant winners of a Middle Eastern background. Pictured in 2013, age 78
‘I don’t know how I got the job,’ said Barbara. ‘They were testing every free Middle Eastern woman there was, but beauty contest winners. These tall, gorgeous brunettes.
‘You know, Miss Turkey, Miss Israel, Miss Italy, Miss Greece. Then I thought, ‘Hmm, not for me’.’
She was then sent a script and landed the part.
The Supernova Expo takes place in Sydney on June 21-23, and in Perth on June 28-30.
Magic! Australian I Dream of Jeannie fans young and old will have their wishes come true when Barbara visits Sydney and Perth as part of the Supernova Expo later this year. It takes place in Sydney on June 21-23, and in Perth on June 28-30