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Is Susan Lucci On Her Way Home To All My Children?

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In some encouraging news today via the L.A. Times, Daytime Emmy winner and beloved soap icon, Susan Lucci related that she is going to be getting together in the coming weeks with the folks at Prospect Park to see if they can come up with a way to work out the possibility of Lucci to return to All My Children!

Lucci revealed in the article, “We are going to be meeting in the next couple of weeks, all in the same room to put our books on the table and see what we can come up with.”

When asked what she thought of the idea of Erica Kane cursing, as now many of the characters do on the online reboot of All My Children, Lucci responded in classic Erica mode, “Erica Kane seemed to get her point across pretty well without cursing!”

So AMC fans, do you think Prospect Park and Susan can reach terms and work out scheduling issues for Lucci to make a return either part-time, guest shot, or full-time? Do you miss Pine Valley without Erica Kane?  Let us know your thoughts!

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su0000
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su0000

I hope she stays wherever she is.. ‘I will protest and write the TPTB to not ruin my great viewing pleasure that I am now having watching AMC.. Erica is not necessary.. Neither is Jimmy Carter as president.. Somethings need to stay as they are .. Lucci only wants in because the soap is doing well, if it weren’t doing well, she wouldn’t bother with it.. She was out from day one waiting to see if AMC would make it before she would put her foot in the door.. She was asked many many many times, and always had an… Read more »

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

you are crazy

tim
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tim

You’re not the only one who feels that way, imo Erica Kane is the most overrated character in the history of soaps.

su0000
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su0000

Susan/Erica would fit into the new era of AMC as well as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would fit into a sz 32 jeans..

Patrick
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Patrick

Erica… the character… No.
Susan Lucci’s energy’s channeled haphazard. longevity with character acting 2nd hand…she understood the actor…. the writing 1/2 met. Tom Cudahy Hot in those days…

i have to hand it to her… days trophy… new medium… interest with.

Evan
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Evan

Actually, Susan had already expressed her interest in coming back before the show started. She didn’t know how well it was gonna do, but she wanted to be a part of it because it was her home for over 40 years.

Chris
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Chris

Wow. Come on folks. Sometimes I read people’s post and I start to understand why we have wars and crazy bombings and such. First, Erica kane is the the solution to cancer. Susan Lucci may not be the greatest actress – others differ. It seems oddly enough people can’t separate the characer from the actress. The enetertaiment world wants Susan Lucci as Erica Kane or Erica Kane type. Some people hate Lucci it appears though I think it is the character really – Lucci isn’t at alll like Erica Kane which is probably a sign she is a good actress.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

you don’t have to question Lucci’s outside endeavors –

her hair products
her plugs.
her devious maids love that mark cherry… and deadly affairs… holding her afloat.

she’ll resurface and test her waters… over the top caricature… she aint.. but 2 showing it plus Erica….

I can’t hold her back better charges-I wine it and wait

TheHugoBoss
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TheHugoBoss

She was out because she lost her job like many others, but was fortunate enough to get hired doing three different shows filming in three different states. That seems like a hard commitment for anyone to make.

I mean, go ahead and write your letter. But let’s be honest. Lucci, like her or hate her, IS the face of daytime still. And with the originator of the show, who’s made a point of noting Erika Kane is her favorite character, still onboard helping, I have a feeling your letter won’t go to far. ;-p

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Bravo Boss and Chris I agree with you! SU000 always thinks she is righteous and everyone has the same opinion as hers and she can make it so that actors work on these shows or not depending on whether or not she liked them…..WHATEVER
Chris I agree like her love her or hate her she is AMC and she is still the face of Daytime, I can not wait for the announcement on what they were able to work out and the date that MS KANE comes home to Pine Valley, I’m sure Opal misses her Bestest girlfriend!!

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Negative bitter haters will be haters. For your information, Susan has always wanted to be a part of the re-boot, but she like Michael E. Knight are under contract for other projects right now. That is why she is going to see if they can work around that. Many of the other stars of the show had to get other acting jobs when the show ended. They ARE people who have bills to pay and wanted to continue working as an actor even after the show was over. What did you expect them to do, stop acting and work in… Read more »

Max
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Max

I think AMC is off to a great start, even sans Ms. Lucci. But, if she wants to jump in, I’m all for it!

shan
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shan

Noooooo I stopped watching a few years ago because of Lucci overload.She eats the show

Don
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Don

Shan.
You have to remember that Lucci in an ACTRESS, first and foremost. She is playing Kane the way a director/writer WANTS her to play the roll.
If you don’t like it, you’re probably not supposed to. That means she is doing her job.

su0000
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su0000

Lucci is soap diva and she never was a good actress.. The soap awards for umpteen years told the world she could not act.. One award, maybe a pity award through her 45/whoever many years..
She can not act she struts, pretends,flaunts, flips hair, and well that is about it ..
He quarkkyness as an extreme diva gave her fame not her acting.. 🙂
Lucci’s fame was for being thee drama diva queen, not her acting 🙂

Kathy
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Kathy

Susan Lucci has been with AMC since the beginning. She’s earned the right to come back. ABC lied to the actors and so did PP. When AMC was cancelled, PP said that AMC would continue online immediately with no break in storyline. Do I need Susan Lucci to watch AMC? No, but I would love to have her back. I have watched AMC from the beginning so Susan Lucci is a big part of Pine Valley in my eyes. I wonder if they will bring Jack back? Also, why do we have Jane running the coffee shop? Shouldn’t Krystal be… Read more »

Rick
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Rick

I would love to see her join the reboot…one of my favorite AMC characters.

Jovin
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Jovin

If the writers will allow the character to mature a little, it would be great. The character is not essential to the success of the series. This is NO slight against Susan, who was a wonderful ambassador for soaps for 40 years. It is just that the thought of a 70 year old woman still prancing around, trying to be a model, engaging in fleeting affairs…well…it is more than a little demeaning to both the actress and the character. She can still be feisty and fierce without being a joke. She can still have storylines that don‘t require her to… Read more »

Michelle
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Michelle

Susan is 66 and she is a knockout. Erica lives a full, exciting, romantic life, it’s pretty inspiring. I can wait until she returns!

Don
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Don

I can’t wait either. Some of the best stories on AMC revolved around Mona and Erika.

ethel
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ethel

well said!

clh
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clh

I so agree. The character never grew or matured. I am really enjoying the Bianca, Miranda, AJ storyline and I just think that having Erica back right now would be a mistake.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

But it is all right for Adam to do it and make out with Brooke all the time tho right! Susan LOOKS AMAZING for her age!

Jovin
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Jovin

People need to learn to READ these posts before offering a reply. Yes, I agree completely…she is a phenomenal looking woman…for her age or any age. I was commenting on how the writers never wrote her as older than a flighty self-obsessed 23 year old woman. She never grew or matured as a character. It is possible for her to retain her core Erica-isms while writing age appropriate storylines, but the writers never chose to. As for Adam making out with Brooke, which I never mentioned at all… they are in a committed relationship and moving towards marriage, so if… Read more »

Michael Phillip
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Michael Phillip

Ms Lucci, glad your thinking of returning. It’ll be nice to see Erica/Brooke going at it again, to help her with Binx and the angst of teenage years of Miranda. Hope you really have your heart in it and not come back only to leave again.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

That is what is missing from the new online episodes of All My Children. They really need Susan Lucci back. At the time when Lucci signed on to Desperate Maids, it appeared the deal for All My Children to return with new episodes online had soured, however, by 2013 the fire on the stove re-kindled and All My Children was returning, but Lucci was already committed to Desperate Maids.
Yes. I hope a deal can be made for her to return to All My Children online and I will be watching.

Kevin
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Kevin

While I’m glad that AMC is back, it’s not holding my attention the way OLTL is. It’s probably because their is so much focus on launching and building the show on what were minor characters (Miranda, A.J., Cara, etc.) and new characters. This of course is because so many of the actors have moved on to other things and couldn’t or chose not to return. So I find it ridiculous that people are angry at Susan because she dared go on with her career after PP botched their original plans to relaunch. Susan’s dedication to AMC is obvious. She has… Read more »

Beth
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Beth

ICAM! I want Erica back, along with Tad and Kendall. I can’t get invested in the new version because so much seems strange and off to me. I need more familiar faces and I need Kanes, not just a teenage girl. Susan Lucci, Alicia Minshew and MEK are missed and missed badly.

Don
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Don

Beth,
Well said.

Johnny
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Johnny

Beth I agree with you – maybe I’m one of the slightly older viewers, I don’t think that’s a crime, and I miss some of the more mature storylines. So, would love to see Susan Lucci return as Erica Kane – the teeny bopper storyline is a little too juvenile for me, though I understand that they are trying to attract younger viewers.

SteveS
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SteveS

I can’t wait for her to return! I’d love to hear how Erica’s movie deal worked out 5 years ago and see how she interacts with her daughter’s daughter Miranda now. I can imagine Bianca having her hands full trying to stop her mother from giving bad advice to her daughter on how to land a boyfriend.

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

I would love to see Susan return as Erika! She really spices things up and she such a rich history with Adam, Brooke and Opal. But I do agree that I would like them to make her less of a sex kitten because at her age it just seems more appropriate to focus on other things in life. The skimpy tight as can be dresses really need to go. But I love Susan and her character as Erika.

larkin
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larkin

and what will Miranda call her?

Jovin
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Jovin

Norma. LOL

Johnny
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Johnny

That’s a good question, what WILL Miranda call her –
Grandma Kane?
Granny Erica?
Grand Mama?
Old wise one?

clh
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clh

I am looking forward to exploring more about Bianca and Miranda before they bring back Erica. The character has never grown or matured. If they bring her back now it will be all about Erica and not about her daughter and granddaughter. Seriously how old do you have to get before you grow up already. Bianca has her daughter to help and doesn’t need to have to cater to her mom too.

Melanie
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Melanie

Kudos to Susan Lucci for say Erica needs not to curse to get her point across. I may sound like a prude but it really isn’t necessary. We’ve enjoyed the soaps without it for decades and didn’t seem to be an issue so why is it now? AJ seems to curse just to curse. It takes so much away from the character. Why cheapen the show with more cursing and showing more flesh just because you can get away with it now? Soon the younger generation won’t get to watch with their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, uncles, etc because of it.

lisa
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lisa

I so agree with you – my grandson loves the soaps and watches GH everyday- will not allow him to watch AMC or OLTL the cursing and sexual content are not appropriate – so you are right they won’t be on very long if there are no “new comers” to watch-

Johnny
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Johnny

I agree with you Mel and I’m no prude either – trust me I curse when someone cuts in front of me when I’m driving but I don’t need to hear that coming from a TV character – I don’t like this feeling of “we can curse now so we’re writing it that way” – why? I’ve watched the show for thirty years and didn’t hear “real” cursing. It’s not “real” life – it’s a soap. It’s entertainment. If I went to see Barbra Streisand in concert I don’t expect her to face the audience and start cursing, I expect… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

It doesn’t mirror real life?? How many ppl have died from AIDS like Cindy Chandler & Stone from GH?? How many ppl have dealt with some kind of Addiction like Hayley Vaughn? How many teenagers do you see walking around Pregnant or pushing a Stroller with a baby in it Like Starr Manning, How many stories have been on the news about Teens Athletes and Steroids Like Cole Thornhart? So yea they do “Mirror” real life….
I don’t know what Mayberry town you live in that you think Swearing happens on a Downtown street…..

Jovin
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Jovin

I agree with you Johnny. The one instance of cursing I loved on the new OLTL was when Blair shook her head and said to Todd “You‘re such an asshole.“. I literally laughed out loud! It was such a natural thing for her to say in that moment, and struck me as very real. And what an apt description for Todd. LOL. That line was loaded with 20 years of backstory. I think the new shows are doing a bit of envelope pushing to see what viewers want, and will accept. So far, even with their limited cursing, viewers seem… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

I don’t live in Mayberry – if you like swearing and enjoy hearing it from the lips of soap opera characters that you evidently think are real life people, that’s fine. I live out in Vegas, I’d hardly compare it with Mayberry. I was expressing an opinion, and if you disagree, that’s all right. There is/was no need to be insulting ~

lisa
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lisa

OMG Bring Erica BACK – SHE WILL BRING SOME LIFE INTO THIS SHOW !!!

Tad
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Tad

Erica Kane would help anchor the show. And she would bring some spice. Bring back Lucci and I am glad she is willing or interested in coming back. She has been treated bady by ABC but she is thinking of the fans. Yes, she did wish he best to AMC when it got rebooted but she had or has two prime time shows and she has to work around those legal obligations. COme on folks Erica is ERica – some hate her some lover her but she is interesting – she is an icon having her grow olld and wear… Read more »

Torrey
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Torrey

Honestly, I’ve been enjoying AMC, even with no Erica Kane…..I think if she wants to come back, that’s fine, but if she does I don’t want there to be a huge shift in story and all of the attention be devoted to Erica. As long as they keep it balanced like it has been, I’d be fine with an Erica Kane return.

Johnny
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Johnny

I want to see Susan Lucci return as the iconic ERICA KANE – I also want to see Michael Knight return as Tad Martin. I’m sorry but the show needs these characters – and where is Krystal? I understand completely that they need younger storylines, I get that, honestly, and I know I am one of the Dixie/Tad age group viewers, but the Miranda storyline is a little too teeny-bopper oriented for me (personally) and Petey zipping around town is fine, but Opal Cortland as played by Jill Larsen deserves to do something more exciting than offering brownies to him… Read more »

Daniel
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Daniel

I am enjoying AMC 2.0 — it’s a breath of fresh air. I think not having some of the old characters return made it easy to breathe life into the show. I *love* Susan Lucci, but I don’t miss Erica Kane one bit in the reboot. I’m afraid bringing the character of Erica back will mean the return of the old, tired Erica storylines of the past 20 years. I’d welcome the character back on a very limited basis.

Llana
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Llana

Please find a way to bring Erica back.

Tad
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Tad

There are many reasons why Erica Kane and Susan Lucci need to return to AMC reboot. First, like it or not, she is the most identfiable character and actor. Even her not being on the show or a former cast member brings AMC recognition and brand power. Second, this issue about Lucci’s acting and or not growing up. Blame it on the writers. Lucci has show she can act not only by over 20 daytime nomnations for acting but by doing other roles. Perhaps the strongest evidene of her acting is that she is so unlke Erica Kane. Third, Susan… Read more »

Barbara Harris
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Barbara Harris

Erica!! Kendall!!!

KEITH DANIELS
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KEITH DANIELS

I believe it is very unfair and cutthroat to condemn Ms. Lucci for not returning to AMC as hoped-for. While I believed that Ms. Lucci would have ideally returned to the role of Erica Kane and AMC by now, perhaps some of the hesitation in resuming the role was the result of Ms. Lucci’s skepticism as to the on-line format of the AMC revival; and as to whether the show would be of good quality and well-received by fans in the same. Also, let’s face it: Prime-time television roles, especially ones on popular cable networks, still have an allure for… Read more »

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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