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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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Beloved Soap Stars Left Out of 2021 Primetime Emmy Broadcast In-Memoriam Tribute

Last night, during the presentation of the 73rd annual Primetime Emmys broadcast on CBS, the annual In-Memoriam segment brought with it so many households names in a year that saw so many legacy talents and more pass away.

The tribute was performed by Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste to Bridge’s song, “River”, and as the images of the departed played across the screens from Cloris Leachman to Cicely Tyson, to Ed Asner to Michael K. Williams, and more, it was clear that several of the major late daytime soap stars were not included in the on-air tribute as well as other omissions.

Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

Those that daytime fans noticed were not included were: Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick, Dynasty and All My Children) Stuart Damon (Ex-Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital), Ray MacDonnell (Ex-Joe Martin, All My Children) and Jay Pickett (Ex-Frank Scanlon, Port Charles).

From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

What do you feel about the omissions of Nader, Damon, MacDonnell, Pickett, and more from the In-Memoriam tribute? Let us know in the comment section, but first watch the segment.

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AMC Alum Sarah Michelle Gellar Reflecting on Her Time on Soaps: “Anything I Can Do to Continue the Legacy I’m Very Proud Of”

Daytime fans knew of Sarah Michelle Gellar her way before her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, when she stepped on to the small screen as Erica’s (Susan Lucci) troubled daughter Kendall Hart on ABC’s All My Children. 

Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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Sarah has partnered with Lysol for their brand’s Disinfecting Wipes “Buy One, Donate One” program. where now through September 26, whenever a pack of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is purchased, another pack will automatically be donated to an under-resourced school through the Kids In Need Foundation.

The program is aimed to help curb the spread of illness-causing germs in schools this back-to-school season, a total of up to 16 million packs of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be donated to Title I schools across the country.

The program is the latest component of Lysol’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative. Started in 2019 with the mission to help curb the spread of preventable illness and to help kids miss less school so they are able to learn, grow and thrive, HERE for Healthy Schools has provided educational materials for students and Lysol disinfecting supplies for educators and administrators to more than 49,000 schools across the country. This year, HERE for Healthy Schools is focused on helping to protect children, educators and parents as they make their big return to in-person learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with TV Insider on the partnership, Gellar recalled her time on the soaps and how it changed her career and outlook, noting: “it was the training ground for the rest of my career.”

She went on to say: “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met.  We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.”

So, do you remember Sarah’s time on AMC? What do you think of her thoughts on her time on the soaps? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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