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Susan Lucci Dishes On If She Would Appear On Another Daytime Soap, Erica's AMC Ending, Winning The Emmy & Devious Maids!

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Devious Maids made its season four debut on Monday, and series star and former All My Children favorite, Susan Lucci sat down for a chitchat in the latest installment of  A Spoonful of Paolo, taped in New York City.

During the episode, host Paolo Presta talks with La Lucci about the new season of ‘Maids’.  However, of interest to AMC and daytime fans is Susan’s response when asked if she would ever consider returning to daytime on another soap opera in another role, what she thought of ABC’s ending of All My Children where Erica was possibly shot, and what was one of the most special moments in her career.  In addition, Susan talks about her 7-year-old grandchild Brenden, who suffers from the condition of cerebal palsy, and more.  Here are a few interesting quotes from the interview below!

Susan on if she would ever consider doing another daytime soap: “The door is still open, but I will say when All My Children went off the air, the other shows that have survived and are still on the air, and that have great writers, they had asked if I would be (interested), and my feeling was, you know, Erica Kane was such a special part, and I had the opportunity to play her, and so I wasn’t ready then to go there.   And I wouldn’t do a guest star role.  I just think Erica is a particular character, and I love her, and I don’t want to play another part on daytime other than Erica Kane.  But in terms of now, as Marc Cherry (Creator, Devious Maids) says:  “Genevieve Delatour is a cousin of Erica Kane”.  I get to play a part that the audience loves for the glamour, and she is looking for love in all the wrong places, and yet Genevieve is not street smart like Erica Kane. She is vulnerable and she is romantic, and she’s even a little naive, and she does some self-medicating, so she’s different! (Laughs).

Susan on what was one of the most special moments in her iconic career:  “Certainly, the outpouring from the public and the press during all the Emmy time, and when I did win the Emmy that night will remain with me forever.   First of all,  I didn’t hear it once they read my name … I thought Shemar Moore (Ex-Malcolm Y&R and Ex-Criminal Minds) was announcing the playoff scores!”

Watch Susan’s complete interview on A Spoonful of Paolo after the jump!  Then let us know .. would you have liked to have seen Susan join Y&R, GH, DAYS, or B&B after All My Children?  Do you think Erica lived on following the shooting in the ABC finale of All My Children? Comment below!

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Tim Welles
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Tim Welles

Well, I still miss ALL MY CHILDREN and wish that the re-launch on-line by Prospect Park had gone better–Had they secured Susan Lucci – I feel that maybe if they had had Erica Kane maybe the on-line version might have been more successful. Of course, I don’t know for sure if it would have made a difference since the On-line Network was having so many problems. Happy though to see Susan Lucci on Devious Maids, though that show has a loooong lapse between seasons, I almost can’t remember how season three ended.

Kristyl Adams
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Kristyl Adams

That was a fun interview. I really miss seeing Susan…and I do love Devious Maids….it’s absolutely hilarious! 🙂

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Thanks for posting such a great interview. Long live Erica Kane. And long live All My Children.

Joe
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Joe

She would be great on GH of ABC can somehow get Erica Kane back!

Beth
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Beth

I love SL on Devious Maids. Mark Cherry clearly writes well for Susan, and I enjoy Genevieve more than I used to enjoy Erica. As for the question about whether Erica was shot, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that no one gives any attention to the online show which lasted for a second, because the question of who was shot was answered in that production. I was at a fan event about 13 months after the online show last aired, and Cameron Mathison (who was there) was wondering whom JR had shot. When Vincent Irizarry (who was also there) started to… Read more »

Alison Peters
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Alison Peters

One of the best interviews I have ever seen!!!!! I cried at the end of it! LOVED LOVED LOVED!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Oh, I miss Miss Lucci and ALL MY CHILDREN. Erica was a wonderful character and that show was so well done. I particularly was hooked on such stories as Kendall’s return, the death of Mona, Erica and her fierce maternal instincts with Bianca., her friendship with Myrtle. All that romance!

KateA
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KateA

Still missing AMC. I will always miss it. Nothing can take its place but I would like to see the character of Erica come back. ABC /Prospect Park will not let that happen. ABC destroyed it, it will never be back. I am enjoying Vincent I. on DOOLs. Y&R is not using Michael Knight as they should be. Vincent I. is the only actor from AMC that has been cast wisely.

Tania Peterson
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Tania Peterson

I loved this interview so much. Him and Susan seemed like bff. GREAT Interview and thank you for sharing Michael. I love coming to your website because you always share wonderful things about our favorte daytime peeps.

Joel
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Joel

I didn’t get to see much of the online AMC revival being that I’m in Canada & didn’t have great access to prospect park. Was any mention ever made in the revival as to Erica’s fate?

Beacon
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Beacon

It would be fun to see Susan make a few guest appearences on GH as Erica Kane. If Brenda was still on the show, they could host some kind of America’s Next Top Model show together.

Nellie
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Nellie

ABC bring back the soaps and bring Erica Kane back to life.

Brian J. Greene
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Brian J. Greene

Go, Susan Lucci, Go! Hooray! 😀 😀

Robert
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Robert

If there were ever was a need to have some fierce competition in daytime it would be a ‘crossover” from AMC to GH. With the demise of Prospect Park and AMC I’m sure the execs in daytime could find a way to bring Erica Kane to Port Charles. There are so many open ended storylines with LaLucci bringing her back to life. Think of her crossing paths with so many characters on GH. “Buying out Julian Jerome” and running the empire he once helmed. The scenes with Carly over the hotel service. “I’m Erica Kane! The penthouse suite was supposed… Read more »

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All My Children Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Joins the Cast of Apple TV+ Limited Series, ‘Five Days At Memorial’

Daytime fans remember him fondly as the son of Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), Frankie, on All My Children.  And now, actor Cornelius Smith Jr., is set to join a major limited series based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, about the the first five days following Hurricane Katrina made landfall entitled Five Days at Memorial.

Written by John Ridley and Carlton Cruse, Smith will play a doctor, (something he is very familiar with playing since Frankie Hubbard was a doctor in Pine Valley!) named Dr. Bryant King, an internist and one of the few doctors of color at the hospital, who finds himself very much in the middle of the crisis.  He will headline the show alongside Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye.

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The series will stream on Apple TV+, and no word yet as to when it will have its debut following its filming.

 

Since his time on All My Children, Smith has appeared on ABC’s Scandal, and had recurring roles on God Friended MeSelf Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Manhunt.

Deadline broke the casting news.

So, looking forward to seeing Cornelius back on our screens? Do you remember his work as Dr. Frankie Hubbard on All My Children? Comment below.

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Tribute to Agnes Nixon Set Featuring: Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams & Peter Bergman

Next week, circle Wednesday March 31st at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST for a very special celebration of the life and times of the legendary Agnes Nixon.

As soap fans know, Nixon was the creator of All My Children, Loving, One Life to Live, and as well wrote for several other soaps, and to honor her The Locher Room will be bringing you a special episode, hosted by former soap publicist, Alan Locher, featuring actors who were pivotal to those shows.

Look for Susan Lucci (Ex- Erica Kane, AMC), Erika Slezak (EX-Victoria Lord, OLTL), Peter Bergman (Ex-Cliff, AMC, now Jack, Y&R), Debbi Morgan (Ex Angie, AMC and Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse, AMC) to all take part, along with Agnes’ son, Bob Nixon, plus it has been noted that viewers will also hear from the iconic Carol Burnett (Ex-Verla Grubbs, AMC) who was one of All My Children’s biggest fans.

You can watch the livestream here.

Throughout her storied career Agnes won five Writers’ Guild of America Awards, five Daytime Emmy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2010 and was inducted into Soap Opera Weekly’s Soap Opera Hall of Fame among other notable achievements.

So, will you be checking out this special tribute to the one and only Agnes Nixon? Comment below.

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‘Home & Family’ Canceled; Upcoming 9th Season to Be Its Last

In a turn of events, following the recent announcement that a retooled Home & Family was returning to production and will be back on the air three days a week beginning in April, comes word on Tuesday that the series has been canceled.

The upcoming ninth season will now be its last.  The Hallmark Channel morning show features former All My Children star, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) along with Debbie Matenopolos as co-hosts.

In a statement, a Hallmark Channel spokesperson shared:  “The 9th and current season of Home & Family will be the series’ last. For nearly a decade, the show has anchored our daytime lineup, featuring countless hours of cooking, lifestyle, DIY, health, entertaining, and decorating segments,” the spokesperson said. “We want to thank the heart and soul of the show, our incredibly talented cast and crew – led by co-hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison – for their creativity, hard work, and dedication. Our audience can look forward to more of the topical segments they know and love when the show returns on Monday, April 5, with a new one-hour, three-day-a-week format.

The final episode will air in the late summer on Wednesday, August 4th.

So, sad that the lifestyle show, Home & Family will conclude after this season? Comment below.

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