It's probably safe to say James Lafferty's experience on The Royals was legendary.

In this exclusive clip, the One Tree Hill star, who directed the Sunday's all-new episode, spills why he was eager (and slightly nervous) to work with renowned actress Joan Collins on the show.

"I did a little bit of research, as well, just because I was so excited to work with her," the 30-year-old actor tells E! News. "I watched some Dynasty. I watched some clips from her other films and I think doing that psyched me out a little bit, just a tad. I was intimidated because she is a very larger-than-life personality."

Check out clip for more of James' kind words about the amazing Joan Collins.

Watch a brand-new episode of The Royals this Sunday at 10 p.m., only on E!

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