Why Dame Joan Collins 'doesn't like the idea' of Amazon Alexa

Humanity beware.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Joan Collins attends the BFI London Film Festival Luminous Gala at The Londoner Hotel on September 29, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)
Joan Collins at last year's BFI London Film Festival Luminous Gala. (Lia Toby/Getty Images) (Lia Toby via Getty Images)

Dame Joan Collins is extremely wary of technological advances, it seems.

The iconic star of Hollywood's Golden Age, who turned 90 back in May, revealed as much during her appearance on BBC programme The One Show this Friday (22 September).

Having just screened a piece on the Milton Keynes Smart City Robotics Competition, co-presenter Alex Jones jokingly asked whether Collins could see an android replacing her husband Percy Gibson in the future.

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"Are you kidding? He's irreplaceable," the Dynasty actress shot her down.

"I don't like the idea of robots. I really don't. I don't even like the idea of 'Alexa, put on my telephone,' or whatever. I just think they are too close to taking us over, I don't like that idea."

Collins might have The Terminator director James Cameron to thank for that...

British-US documentarian, journalist and author Louis Theroux attends the annual conference of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) organisation for employers in Oslo, Norway, on January 5, 2023. - Norway OUT (Photo by Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB / AFP) / Norway OUT (Photo by STIAN LYSBERG SOLUM/NTB/AFP via Getty Images)
Louis Theroux has interviewed Collins for his next docu-series. (STIAN LYSBERG SOLUM/NTB/AFP via Getty Images) (STIAN LYSBERG SOLUM via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, it was recently confirmed that Collins would be one of the famous subjects in documentarian Louis Theroux's new interview series.

"Louis heads to the French Riviera to meet one of the icons of Hollywood's Golden age, Dame Joan Collins. Welcomed into her holiday home near St Tropez, Louis and Dame Joan discuss the highs and lows of her multi-decade career, including her star turns in The Stud and as Alexis in Dynasty," teased a synopsis.

"Louis also hits the town with Dame Joan and her husband of over 20 years, Percy Gibson."

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Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua, Top Boy actor Ashley Walters, US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, and singers Pete Doherty and Raye also get the unrivalled Theroux treatment.

"Each show mixes stylish master interviews with behind-the-scenes moments and actuality shot on location, so viewers have the double pleasure of a thoughtful in-depth conversation alongside a revealing look into the lives of the contributors."

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