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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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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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Eva LaRue Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

During former All My Children, B&B and GH star, Jacob Young’s podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young, he welcomed his good friend and former Pine Valley cast mate, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC, and Celeste, Y&R).

At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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All My Children Primetime Reboot “Pine Valley” in the Works at ABC from Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos and Andrew Stearn

Huge news that could bring back a new updated version of daytime’s All My Children to primetime!

ABC is eyeing a revival of Agnes Nixon’s long-running beloved series that ran for 41 years on the network and then saw an online reboot from Prospect Park that lasted only one season.

According to Deadline, former AMC stars Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) will executive produce along with Andrew Stearn and Agnes Nixon’s son, Robert Nixon.

 

The series is currently in the early stages of development, but what has been revealed is: the reboot will be written/executive produced by Leo Richardson (Katy Keene, Star), and it will center on a young journalist with a secret agenda who comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. The series explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names.

In the new incarnation, Pine Valley, will feature a new generation of characters and some old favorites.  As of this moment, no original cast members have deals, but the plan would be to have them make appearances, plus Ripa and Consuelos could also make a cameo.  Of course, many are already pondering if Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) might actually be a mainstay on the new primetime series; since the Kanes are one of the core families in the reboot.

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Pine Valley plans to continue the original series’ tradition of tackling difficult social issues of our time and being inclusive, which the show was known for under the iconic Agnes Nixon’s storytelling.

Of note is that Stearn is also a lifelong fan of AMC and has been the driving force behind the reboot.  In fact when he was deciding between ABC Signature and one other studio for an overall deal, he chose ABC Signature because it was going to allow him to pursue his dream of rebooting All My Children.  It was then he started tracking down the rights to the soap.  As soap fans know, the rights to AMC reverted back to ABC after Prospect Park’s online version fell apart.

Later, after meeting with a number of writers to helm Pine Valley, Stearn went with Richardson, who had worked on the British soap EastEnders in his native Britain. Stearn also got on board the estate of Agnes Nixon, with son Robert Nixon joining the project as an executive producer.

So what do you think of “Pine Valley”, the All My Children primetime reboot being in development?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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