‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ episode 2 preview: A fragile truce in ‘The Other Woman’ [WATCH]

Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) may actually be teaming up for the common good based on the newly released trailer for the second episode of Ryan Murphy‘s anthology series “Feud: Bette and Joan.” But will outside forces end the truce before it even starts? Watch FX’s preview trailer above for “Feud: Bette and Joan” Season 1, Episode 2, titled “The Other Woman.”

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The clip begins with gossip queen Hedda Hopper (Judy Davis) asking the divas if they are really getting along during the making of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” Locked arm in arm with Davis and with beaming smiles, Crawford responds, “Like a house on fire.” And indeed, the two Oscar winners seem to have a common goal. Crawford approaches Davis in her dressing room, concerned that their director Robert Aldrich (Alfred Molina) “isn’t taking care of [them],” and insists that the two have to take care of each other if their film is going to be a success.

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But Warner Bros. studio head Jack Warner (Stanley Tucci) has an altogether different intent. He tells Aldrich that the director has to “keep them at each other’s throats.” We see Aldrich in a moment of frustration followed by a sit-down with Hedda Hopper where he seemingly feeds her false stories about his stars. Will the dueling divas reach a temporary truce? Or will the men behind the scenes stoke the fire under the actresses’ long-standing distemper?

Read our recap of the series’ first episode, and tune in when “The Other Woman” airs on FX this Sunday, March 12. See how our readers responded to the first hour by visiting our notorious TV forums.

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