New Jackie Collins movie – exclusive to Tesco

Tesco shoppers will be the first to see her new film Paris Connections, PLUS: win tickets to the premiere

What’s your new film about?

Paris Connections is based around Madison Castelli, a character I’ve written about in three of my books, who’s a savvy journalist. She gets sent to Paris to report on a spate of murders of young models and gets more than she bargains for. It’s a really exciting project for me. I’m on twitter and lots of my fans tell me they would love to see DVDs of my books so this will give them the opportunity.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I’m a popular culture junkie. I’m totally addicted to TV – I got completely hooked on the X-Factor and I love Gavin and Stacey. And I still go to lots of glamorous parties that I can use as raw material for my books. But most importantly I’m passionate about what I do and I write for myself. I’m a storyteller and I never know where my characters are going to take me.

Millions of women read your novels. Do you see yourself
as a role model?

Some of my fans start reading my books from around the age of 15. I’ve had 27 bestsellers and lots of girls tell me it’s where they learned about sex. I feel I’m an inspiration to them, which is why I create strong women – we need more of them in the world. Girls can do anything and they shouldn’t just sit around waiting for a man.

Buy it first at Tesco

Tesco has teamed up with Amber Entertainment, producers of blockbusters such as The Golden Compass, to bring you a host of new exclusive films from your favourite authors.

Paris Connections, the first of them, is from Jackie Collins. It will be available later this year distributed only through Tesco stores. Filming starts this month in Paris and though the cast is still under wraps, expect some big stars.

Other new movies to look out for include films based on books by bestselling authors Jacqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman and Dick Francis.

Talking of men how do the British compare to Americans?

American guys are smoother but they take themselves too seriously whereas the British are quirky and have a better sense of humour. At the moment I’m dating different people, I’ve been married my entire life so now I’m just enjoying being free and single.

I don’t want to live with anyone again and I’m happy with my life, I’ve got a man for all occasions. But if you want to keep a guy my advice is to never try to change him, what you see is what you get and men are little boys at heart.


Tickets to the film premiere of Paris Connections

Ten lucky readers, plus a friend, could be attending the star-studded premiere of Paris Connections in London. The winners will receive tickets to see the film, one night’s stay in a top London hotel plus a fabulous goody bag, including items signed by Jackie Collins.

How to enter

Email your details to, or send them on a postcard to Jackie Collins Prize Draw, Tesco magazine, PO Box 54659, London N16 7YN. The closing date for receipt of entries is midnight on 19 February 2010. For full prize-draw terms and conditions click here

Special terms and conditions
Ten winners will each receive two tickets to the film premiere of Paris Connections and a goody bag, a one-night stay at a London hotel (minimum 4 star based on two adults sharing) on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis, plus reasonable travel costs up to the value of £200. 2) The prize is only valid on the date of the premiere, which may be subject to change. 3) Any costs incurred in addition to the prize package elements listed will be at winners’ own expense.
Jackie Collins
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