'Feud': Bringing 2 legendary actresses' rivalry to life

Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange star in series detailing the epic rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
2:18 | 03/15/17

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Finally tonight two oscar-winning actresses playing two Hollywood actresses whose real-life feud is legendary. Are you threatening me? You'll kill me? Worse, I'm going to steal this picture right out from under your nose and you know I N do it. It's one of the most epic rivaies between two Hollywood stars, Joan Crawford versus Bette Davis, the reigning queens of film's golden age. We told you before. We're getting on like a house on fire. It's a natural. A natural animosity and competition between the two. And there were a lot of men in common. How dare you mention Pepsi? Rep??eter: Their rivalry perfect fodder for Ryan Murphy's show "Feud." Jessica Lange portrays crawfo. Susan sarandon the eccentric, brilliant Bette Davis. I don't like you, you don't like me. But [E need this picture to work, both of us. All I ask is that you do your best work. Try. Each of them held a piece the other one wanted. They were jealous of that. 911, what is your emergency? I have O.J. In the car! Reporter: Just as he brought contemporary race issues in "The people versus O.J. Simpson," Murphy makes women's issues the '60s tinseltown relatable now. Issues that are relevant today, even though it's set in the early '60s. Ageism, sexism, misogyny. All that kind of explo within the time that he decided to do this and tell this moment right now. Reporter: "Feud" emines the making "What ever hpened to baby Jane?" A camp horror classic that paired the actresses at an age when Hollywood had disearded them. You wouldn't be able to do these awfulhings to me if I weren't still in this chair. But you are, blanch, you are in that chair! They both needed this picture to wk and the studios definitely took advantage of that. All this time we could have been friends. But they should have been friends, you know? They had a lot in common. Hollywood at a time you would think they could have found some way to be friends. But they didn't. Reporter: Artmitating life, imitating T.

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