Eddie Albert said that he was even more fond of Eva Gabor by the time Green Acres ended
The two had a wonderful working and personal relationship.
Let the record show that just because two actors are playing characters that are in love with each other, that doesn't mean that the actors themselves are guaranteed to have warm and fuzzy feelings for one another. In fact, with the long hours and forced proximity of television sets, sometimes actors can wind up worse for wear and detest each other by the time they're done filming. Fractures like these have upended many a series, and sometimes they even affect the quality of the show itself.
Such was not the case with Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert. Though the two didn't agree on everything, they were able to enjoy a beautiful friendship with each other, one that endured long after Green Acres was off the air. In an interview with The Leader Post, Albert revealed that the two had actually recently had dinner together, and laughed at the memory. He said of the friendship, "Thinking back, I was very lucky to have somebody I could work so closely with for six years and be even more fond of at the end than at the beginning." He continued, "That's not very common in this business."
Still, the love between Gabor and Albert wasn't enough to push Albert toward a potential Green Acres sequel series, though he was aware it had been a rumor long brewing. He said jokingly, "I guess they'd want a sort of Son-of-Green Acres." However, he also explained, "Eva and I have bounced the idea around. But it's like Thomas Wolfe said, 'You can't go home again.'"
He also added, "There's no way today we'd get the quality of those original scripts. And the writers, well, they're dead now. The network people say, 'Oh, we've got plenty of good writers.' I nod and tell them, 'I know, I know — thanks anyway."
Still, even if we'll never get to see Gabor and Albert in a Green Acres sequel series, it's nice to know that we can still rewatch the original series and know that all that love and adoration was genuine.