It sounds like Jessica Lange loved playing Joan Crawford as much as fans loved watching her on Feud: Bette and Joan.

“I certainly learned a lot about Joan Crawford that I never knew before and inhabiting her was an extraordinary experience, really,” Lange told E! News at a Feud: Bette and Joan FYC event. “I found all sorts of contradictions and wonderful strengths and weaknesses, an incredible past. She’s a very complex character…To be given a role like this, it was great in that I was able to go to so many different areas and to play so many different emotions.”

Feud: Bette and Joan told the story of the legendary feud between Crawford and Bette Davis. The two only starred in one movie together: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? The FX miniseries from Ryan Murphy chronicled the making of that flick, the doomed reteaming of Crawford and Davis on Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte and their later lives. The series finale depicted Crawford’s unraveling health as well as her work on her last movie, Trog.

“Well, hopefully they’ll be very moved by it,” Lange told us before the finale aired. “I think the ending is very moving. It kind of wraps the story up. I do hope that yes, it touches people. I think it’s very emotional—the ending.”

Lange’s character has a dream in which she and Susan Sarandon‘s Davis quash their feud and tell tales with Hedda Hopper (Judy Davis) and Jack Warner (Stanley Tucci).

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Jessica Lange on the “Extraordinary Experience” of Playing Joan Crawford in Feud: Bette and Joan

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