Joan Collins is already ready for Christmas.
The 87-year-old television legend — who is best known for her role as Alexis Carrington on the primetime soap Dynasty — shared a new photo on Instagram to show fans what she has been up to during the long coronavirus lockdown.
In the snap shared on November 10, the English actress posed next to a fully decorated Christmas tree. Joan’s tree was loaded with red and gold ornaments and glowed with bright white lights. It sat in front of a large window in the Golden Globe winner’s home.
Joan was all dressed up for the holiday-themed photo op in a printed jacket and gold jewelry. The legendary star held up a glass as she toasted the holiday season while smiling widely.
In the caption, she noted there wasn’t much to do while stuck at home in November during her area’s second widespread lockdown.
It’s no surprise the cheerful post received nearly 8,000 likes and a slew of comments from fans and famous friends within hours of posting.
“This makes me so so happy,” wrote Damian Hurley, the son of actress Elizabeth Hurley.
“If it’s good enough for Joan collins it’s good enough for me,” another fan declared.
“I think that should be a mantra for life,” chimed in a third person.
“That looks absolutely stunning!” a fourth follower admired. “You’ve spurred me on to get mine up earlier now!! And why not I say…Especially after the year we’ve had!”
Others agreed that some early holiday spirit could certainly lighten the mood amid the global health pandemic. Another fan recalled that Joan’s character Alexis once claimed she could have Christmas moved to a different date, so it’s no wonder the star moved it up several weeks.
Joan has been in quarantine mode for months, but she hasn’t stayed in just one place. Earlier this year she told Hello! that she and her husband Percy Gibson left their residence in Los Angeles to return to London because she had a gut feeling something was going to happen. The couple returned to their home in England in early March, just two weeks before the government imposed an official lockdown. When travel restrictions lifted in June, they flew to their villa in the south of France.
While her Christmas season may not be filled with visits from family members, Joan appears to be ready for a happy holiday with her man.
“Being in lockdown has made me realize how strong our relationship really is, “Joan said of her marriage. “I love entertaining guests at the villa, traveling and socializing, but that changed and because of the restrictions it’s just Percy and me.”