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John Waters gets to play one of his idols on 'Feud: Bette and Joan'

John Waters gets to play one of his idols on 'Feud: Bette and Joan'

The great John Waters got to play the great William Castle on TV over the weekend, proving that typecasting is alive and well and a major plus in entertainment.

In Sunday’s installment of the FX series “Feud: Bette and Joan,” an eight-episode re-creation of the epic rivalry between fading Hollywood stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, Waters got to play Castle. The legendarily gimmick-obsessed movie producer is shown introducing an axe-wielding Crawford (played by Jessica Lange) before a showing of their 1964 film, “Strait-Jacket.”

“It wasn’t hard to talk to me into it,” Waters says over the phone from New York, where he’s busy promoting this week’s release of “Make...

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