Karen Grassle is world famous for her role as Caroline, wife of Charles Ingalls, in the series The Little House on the Prairie. On November 16, the actress released an autobiography book, entitled Bright Lights, Prairie Dust: Reflections on Life, Loss, and Love from Little House’s Ma. A book in which she mentions in particular her fight against alcoholism but also the sexist and vulgar behavior of her former onscreen partner, Michael Landon, aka Charles Ingalls. The actress agreed to return to the dubious nature of the latter, in an interview granted this Thursday, December 2 to the Belgian magazine Ciné Télé Revue.

“When we were shooting the end-of-episode scenes where Charles and Caroline are chatting in bed, he kept making disgusting jokes about female anatomy, which shocked me appallingly. not there, ”said Karen Grassle. But during these moments, the actress decides to let it go: “As I had learned when I was little, I pretended nothing … I pretended everything was fine, and I continued to work.”

Karen Grassle: “He drank from morning till night”

Karen Grassle then agreed to answer the question of whether Michael Landon had sexually harassed her. “Just because someone isn’t laying a hand on you doesn’t mean they’re not sexually assaulting you!” She explained. The actress also added that her partner in the series was addicted to drugs and alcohol. “He drank from morning to night,” she said. But Karen Grassl and Michael Landon finally reconciled a few years after the series ended, and before the actor’s death on July 1, 1991, at the age of 54. “It was wonderful. We talked about his new family and the death of his friend Victor French. I am happy to have been able to reconnect with him because shortly, unfortunately, he learned that he had a incurable pancreatic cancer “.

Karen Grassle (The Little House on the Prairie) © VANSTEENKISTE STEPHANE

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