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Susan Lucci releases statement that she is NOT the reason Prospect Park decided to stall AMC!

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Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) of All My Children took to her Facebook page just a short time ago and issued this statement to her fans, to let them know that she is not the reason Prospect Park had decided to not move forward with producing All My Children at this time.   Below are Lucci’s sentiments and her clearing the air!

Susan Lucci: “I want my fans to know the truth. There has been miscommunications as a result of statements in the press that I am one of the reasons that All My Children is not moving forward. This is simply untrue and not the case. We have been in discussions since Prospect Park first expressed interest in moving the series online, and in correspondence dated September 8th, I made it clear that I would be ecstatic to be a part of All My Children in a prominent way if they committed to producing the series for another year. I have not heard back from Prospect Park since then, in fact, I learned of their decision not to proceed with All My Children at the same time you did, through the media.

It’s been a privilege and honor to be involved with the All My Children family for so many years, from working closely with Agnes Nixon to getting to know millions of devoted and wonderful fans.”

First, Vincent Irizarry took his Facebook page to refute the reports that the reason AMC did not move forward with Prospect Park was because it was going to be too David heavy, and now Susan came forward with this statement.
So what is exactly going on with Prospect Park’s decision to halt AMC? It clearly would seem it is about the whole picture, not just about certain stars! Let us know your thoughts!
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vik
vik

I’m just sad about the whole thing, really wanted to see both AMC and OLTL go on line, heres hoping at least one will survivie?!

Cathy Behrens
Cathy Behrens

We want answers! We want AMC on your network. What is up with not communicating with Susan Lucci in the proper way……. ? We want AMC on your network like you promised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy Behrens
Cathy Behrens

We want answers! We want AMC on your network.

Torrey
Torrey

Is Prospect Park a cover company for ABC? Something to come along and get the fans hopes up, only to crush them in the end…..what is really going on?

M
M

My thoughts exactly! I feel like this whole thing (PP taking over AMC) was done to pacify all the angry soap fans – an elaborate smoke screen that ABC is somehow behind….

Nancy Wizner
Nancy Wizner

I was waiting for a statement from Susan. I didn’t think it was her OR any of the other cast members holding up PP with AMC. Seems more like a PP problem. Not enough money? So they put AMC on hold because the ratings were not as high as OLTL. They are saying if OLTL takes off with great ratings online, than chances are AMC will then return. As they make money, they can take on more shows. One step at a time. I can understand that, but what I do not understand is that we have heard NO word from PP at all. Fans want to know why? Ok so they may not have enough money. We can understand that. So why the DEAD silence? Come on PP talk to us! We’re not lynch mobs, except when it comes to Brian Frons!!!!!!!!

lady love
lady love

i blame amc big stars for amc not going on now it`seens like ppr are the once to be blame these guys are nothing but big fat liers

Nancy
Nancy

This is TOTALLY unacceptable. PP promised us AMC and OLTL. We the fans in turn threw our total support to PP and our belief in their word and integrity. They are greatly mistaken if they think we will roll over and let them kick us again. WE HAVE A VOICE AND WE WANT ANSWERS.

Kim Archer
Kim Archer

I am just furious about how this has all been handled…just a bunch of crazy rumors in lieu of any word at all from Prospect Park. They could fill us in once in a while. I knew Susan Lucci didn’t do what all the rumors said she did. She is a classy lady. And I also know most of the actors haven’t even been approached by PP. I just feel like PP is being disingenuous with us AMC fans and everyone else. I really want AMC back, particularly since we got the big cliffhanger and now we’re not even sure we’ll get a conclusion! Terrible! In my dreams, I’m hoping this is a big wonderful surprise when PP actually puts AMC online in January! (gotta dream)

Sharon
Sharon

It all comes down to money which they clearly do not have and are apparently scrambling to get. Perhaps they feel like they can only get enough money for one show at this time and OLTL’s ratings were far better than AMC’s ratings so they went with them.

Harlee
Harlee

OLTL ratings are better but not “far better”, but the mileage PP could use to promote both shows going to the internet lies with AMC and SL. Susan is pop icon and for 41 yrs helped all daytime dramas. Some of daytime divas left and return but not Susan. Talk shows, morning shows, publications, radio etc would want SL because of her celebrity for interviews and that could help with money,, backers and the new launch. OLTL regardless of standing in ratings doesn’t have that type of appeal and will not garner the attention as AMC. This fan of AMC won’t support PP and OLTL until I see AMC online. PP is just the step child of ABC and the company is playing the same games as Frons and ABC. PP’s silence says it all. Bunch of Cowards!

Brian
Brian

while I do agree AMC was affected more so than OLTL by Brian Frons, I can not agree that OLTL should pay the price…. OLTL has always stood on it’s own…. very crazy at times, but that’s why it’s a soap and why I love it so much….

Harlee
Harlee

There are first and foremost fans of AMC and then OLTL. I know a lot of people that feel this way and won’t support PP just solely for OLTL and that’s a fact. Viewers are being led and manipulated by PP as ABC and mark my words there will be a backlash. PP is being dead silent speaks volumes.

Michael
Michael

It may be true that many fans care about AMC and then only secondarily OLTL, but I have to tell you: there are many of us for whom the reverse is also true. I would hate to see either one of them die (again), and I will most likely watch AMC if it ever does make it online, but if the situation were reversed, and AMC was the sure bet but OLTL’s future was questionable, I wouldn’t watch AMC if OLTL didn’t get transferred. For me, the last three to five years of AMC pretty much destroyed the show, whereas the same is not true for me of OLTL. So we are out here as well.

Having said that, I do think PP is making a big mistake by not communicating better with AMC fans about what is going on. Why would they risk alienating potential viewers so unnecessarily? They’re going to need every single eyeball they can get to make this viable.

Harlee
Harlee

Absolutely, I we all have our favorites between both shows. I know like myself many fans watched network blocks of soaps. Coming from CBS my favorite was always GL, but I watched CBS’s block of soaps. It is how advertisers “programmed” viewers when soaps started on network TV and along with what network your household tuned into to view. It created many generations of viewers and that was what all wanted …loyalty. This is what I’m saying it would benefit to run a block instead just one soap. Well, now the news yesterday it looks like fans of both shows are being taking for ride. A report yesterday came out that PP has stopped all communication with the unions for both shows and actors. They told actors OLTL they would have clear out their dressing rooms by a certain date. As OLTL should have been starting to tape new episodes with the next couple weeks for move into the launch date and with the cancellation of talks with unions means no taping. PP responsed with a “no comment” statement. Think about we fans all lost and was led to believe “lies” to shut everyone up. I’m very doubtful if we see either soap.

Brian
Brian

Please don’t be too hard on Prospect Park…. at least they are trying… and for this, I thank them. Some hope is better than no hope, and yes, any “tv” show involves needing money to produce… but I do think it is wrong to “attack” Prospect Park for their effords.

Wally
Wally

Get real folks…………soaps on the net will not make it. Not enough people have a fast enough computer or broadband to watch it. In the future, internet tv’s and broadband wil be cheap enough and fast enough for everyone. Now, it would be a tremendous waste of money. Look for Prospect in the next month to say they are delaying the production of OLTL for the net……………………..

Brian
Brian

Just wondering why you think people are not prepared to watch online. I tend to watch all my tv online thru the networks websites…..

Torrey
Torrey

In regards to Susan Lucci and her being the so-called reason for the AMC delay….I’m not for sure about the whole PP angle, but it seems like to me that Cady McClain is the one who made the statement about Susan Lucci….she didn’t say it out right, but there was a lot assumption in the air. At least that’s how I felt, after I read her interview.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

I Totally Believe Susan’s Statements–Absolutely! 🙂

Ellen Turo
Ellen Turo

Prospect Park jumped on the bandwagon when they saw a profit to be made. But now that a few months have gone by, I think the reality is setting in. They are probably realizing there are a lot of kinks to work out from the actors and writing to the sets to the pricing models and so on.

PP was so concerned about getting the AMC audience before they moved on to something else, they didn’t really think the whole thing through.

Wally
Wally

Brian I did not say nobody in a country of 300 million people is watching tv online. I said not enough to make it profitable at the present time.

lady love
lady love

the net is the way to go.i am not a fam of oltl pp need to say something

kay killgore
kay killgore

Susuan Lucci put her heart and soul into AMC offscreen she has a happy marriage and family she loves that show she was devasted. Remember she was fooled and uprooted to California for filming when her life and her husbands business is in New York. Personally I don’t beleive they were ever going to move them online I just think they were trying to fend off everyone going nuts 4 soaps cancelled in 2 years for game shows cooking shows etc because they are cheaper I have accepted it and the direction the remaning 4 or going they will be cancelled. Sad!!!!

Barbara
Barbara

I don’t believe Prospect Park lied. I simply think it is overwhelmed with all of the financial issues to make this work. The immediate reaction when PP announced that it was licensing both shows and moving them with full episodes to the internet was how the company was going to make it work. If the shows had been profitable, networks wouldn’t be cancelling them at the current rate and other broadcasters would be clamoring to get them. Oprah Winfrey said as much when she announced that OWN was not pursuing them.

Lucci’s statement indicates that she wanted a year commitment from PP. While PP certainly would want Lucci on board for its AMC internet venture, I easily could see how PP could not give her that type of commitment. The whole internet thing is uncertain. The company likely is juggling a lot of financial issues to pull off the venture. Having to promise Lucci a full year, when clearly the company is struggling to even get the shows on at all, is not a commitment that I would make.

If what Lucci says is true, PP should have communicated better with her and with the public in general. However, I think Lucci’s commitment request seems unreasonable.

LUMI
LUMI

I will not watch soaps on the net,makes my eyes hurt,
we just have to get over having soaps,they will soon all be gone,and that makes me very sad,I have been a fan of soaps over 45 years,I guess its time to say goodby and on to what ever is next for us…

Jan
Jan

Is this game? Because its not funny to AMC Fans.
I myself being a OLTL Fan.

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Eva LaRue Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination, And Opens Up About The Loss Of John Callahan

For Eva LaRue, the past two months have been some of the most emotionally gut-wrenching and challenging of her life, following the passing of her ex-husband, father of her child, and dearest friend, John Callahan (Ex-Edmund, All My Children). The outpouring of support she has received not only from her former AMC cast mates, but the soap world in general illustrates just how dear Eva is to all of us, and how many people had special memories of their time with John.

While mourning the loss of Callahan along with their daughter, Kaya, there was some heartwarming and re-affirming news that any actress would love to hear. Eva was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her work as Celeste Rosales on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, and she is great company as her former AMC co-star Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad) is also nominated along with her for his work on General Hospital.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit our country and world hard, but through it All My Children virtual reunions emerged as fans were engaged by the content, transported to happier times that brought them back to familiar faces in Pine Valley in which Eva participated along with her good friends, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and so many more, thanks to the EW. com weeklong event which concluded on Friday.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Eva in this very candid, at times heartbreaking, and open conversation where she shares details into the final days of her beloved John, her last moments with him, and how she tried to plan a memorial in his honor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For so many of us, 2020 has certainly seen more lows then highs, but in the end for Eva, to receive a nomination now (an award she was last nominated for back in 1997 as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Dr Maria Santos on All My Children) couldn’t have come at a better time. Here now is our conversation with Eva.

Photo: JPI

I’ve been thinking so much about you.  I’m glad we could do this, and in the midst of the tragedy of losing John Callahan, and then receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination.  What was your reaction when you learned you were nominated in a category with none other than your former AMC castmate and good friend, Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad, AMC, now Martin, GH)?

EVA:  Oh, I know!  He’s the first person I texted!  I was like, “Congratulations, Michael!  Did you ever in a million years think that you and I would be in the same category of anything?”  Then I said, “And when you win this, can I just borrow it for the weekend just to dress it up and take pictures with it… just want to borrow it, just babysit the trophy for a weekend, please?” (Laughs)

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What did you end up submitting that landed you the nomination for your role as Celeste on Y&R?

EVA: I submitted a scene with Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I have been friends for 30 years, if not more, and in all that time we had never worked together.  I met him when I was married to John O’Hurley (Ex- Dr. James Grainger) because John was over at The Young and the Restless at the time.  I went to a Christmas party with John to Peter and Mariellen’s house, and do you know who else was there?  Lisa Rinna (Ex-Billie, Days), and it was before she had gotten Days of Our Lives. She was dating Peter Barton (Ex-Scott Grainger, Y&R) at the time. We both ended up on soaps at the same time.  So, I submitted a scene with Peter, who is amazing, warm and open and such a great actor. Then I submitted a scene with my on-screen daughter Sasha Calle (Lola, Y&R) – I love that girl, and another one with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) who has also been my great friend for a couple of decades. The other scene I put on my reel was with me and Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, Y&R) who I also adore.  He is awesome and such a sweetheart.  I only had two months worth of material to draw upon.  So, I just submitted the scenes that I liked the best, and they all were within story, and all made sense.

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Where is Celeste supposed to be now?

EVA:  She went back to Florida, and that was that. I would never say never to anything, but it was always supposed to be a short stint, and it was great.

So not only is it you and Michael E. Knight, but Jeffery Vincent Parise, Chrishell Stause, and Elissa Kapneck. This Guest Performer category is loaded!

EVA:  I know! I know and love, Chrishell (Ex-Amanda) because we worked together on All My Children, too, right before I left, and she is a doll.  She just might be the sweetest, kindest, girl on the planet.  She literally might be the sweetest person who ever lived!  I don’t know the other two nominees personally.  So, I’m excited for them too.  It’s such a diverse category.  It’s just really fun to be nominated with all of them.

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You were nominated before, though, for your work as Maria on All My Chldren during the emotional baby switch storyline; working opposite Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica) for a lot in it.

EVA:  Yes.  I was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for All My Children, and I was nominated for Best Original Song.  I wrote a song when Maria came ‘back from the dead’ to All My Children, with a producer friend of mine from Miami Sound Machine.

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So, you’ve been doing all of these All My Children virtual reunions, which is so interesting that in this pandemic, people are looking for content, and they dip back into these beloved shows.  Was it fun doing the EW.com Santos Family reunion with everybody?

EVA:  Oh yeah, it was really, really fun.  I only saw in the big picture everybody else’s photo who was a part of it, and the people who I actually do hang out with the most, and see the most, and talk to the most, are Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), and Sydney Penny (Ex-Julia).  I don’t see Sydney as much, but I do see her probably once every two years at least, but Sarah Michelle Geller (ExKendall) I see all the time and talk to all the time.  Kelly, Mark, and Sarah are the ones who walked me through that first week when John Callahan passed.  They literally were on the phone with me, the three of them, almost every day, but I got beautiful outreach, from what seemed like everyone.  This is when no matter how many years have passed since you have been in daytime, that the daytime family as a group – there used to be fifteen shows, now there are four – and people have bounced around and they are on other shows- – but the entire soap opera community reached out,   I cannot even tell you how much that meant to me.  It was overwhelming, and it was really, spectacularly beautiful.

Photo: JPI

I hope it was some solace to you knowing how much people loved John, and also that they love and care so deeply for you.

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EVA:  I mean, people who did not even work with John reached out.  Every soap was represented by getting a hold of me, sending a text or a phone call, or if they didn’t have my personal information, they tweeted, or whatever it was… literally from every reach of soapdom.  It was amazing.

And your relationship with John was amazing with all of the ups and downs you went through; that you remained such dear friends.

EVA:  We remained really great friends all the way.

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I so remember when the two of you first got together and it was this storybook real life soap couple romance.  John was always so sweet to me.  I was so, so sad, and you know, my heart just broke for you.

EVA:  I think it was just such a shock.  I don’t think anybody, and even Kaya were talking about it, because she graduated this week, and her dad is not here.  We’re not having a graduation, because of COVID-19, which sucks on top of it, but we were just kind of talking through the feelings of it.  She said, “You know what’s weird?  I guess I never pictured dad getting old, and I always wondered why, and now I know.”  When I would get on John about his heart or his health, he used to always say, ‘Oh, don’t worry Evala, (he always called me “Evala”).  I’m going to be here.  I’m going to be here a long time.  I’m fine.  I’m going to be here to walk Kaya down the aisle and see her kids and all that.  Stop worrying,” Every time he said it to me, something in my gut said, “I don’t think he is.  I don’t think he is,” but I always just dismissed that.  But never in my wildest dreams did I think John wouldn’t make it to her high school graduation.  He was only 66.

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I had heard you ended up running to Palm Springs to be near John.  I can’t even imagine what that must have been like.

EVA:  The only good thing about this pandemic is that we had been shut down for only two weeks at that point.  Kaya and I got in the car.  John had some heart procedures the day before, on a Thursday.  I called him in the morning before he went in for the procedure.  I said, “Call me as soon as you get out of there.  Call me as soon as you come-to again, and you’re good,” and he said, “Okay, I will.”  I said, “I’m going to send Kaya out to you on Friday for the weekend, just so you have somebody to hang out and watch you, and I might come out too,” And then, I said, “Maybe, I’ll come down too in case you are feeling weak, just to watch out for you for the weekend.”   So, he called me after the procedure.   I said, “I cannot believe they sent you home! You just had some major heart stuff done.”  He said, “Oh no, they said I’m fine.  It was just run-of-the-mill heart stuff, angiogram…”  I was like, “Are you sure?”  He said, “Yeah, I’m fine.  I’m just tired.  I’m going to go to sleep.”  I said, “Do you want me to send Kaya out tonight?” and he was like, “No, no, no.  Send her tomorrow.”  So, in the morning, I called him at 9:00am.  No answer.  I texted him.  He always texted me like Johnny on the spot, and then texts me immediately back.  So, I call him again at 10.  Nothing.  His best friend calls me about a half-hour later, “Hey, I talked to John at about 8:00 this morning.  He said he was feeling really, really shitty and was going to go back to the hospital, and then, I texted him again at like 8:30 to just tell him something, and he hasn’t texted me back, and he always texts me immediately back.”  I said, “Oh my, God, I’ve been trying to get a hold of him for two hours; he hasn’t texted me back,”   I said, “You know what, I’ll call you back.”  So, I called his friend who lives down the street from John, and I said, “Go to his house, please right this second, knock on the door, jump the fence, knock on his bedroom, he might be asleep, I don’t know.”  So, he gets there, nobody is answering.  I said, “Break into the house please.  So, he did, and John was collapsed in the bathroom.  They called the paramedics, and as soon as they called me back and said, “John is unresponsive in the bathroom,” Kaya and I threw everything in the car, and what usually takes us two and a half hours without traffic, we made it down there from Los Angeles in an hour and forty-five minutes.

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I don’t know how you made it down there in one piece. Thank, God!

EVA:  I drove so fast, like literally broke all land speed records and thank God because we got there just in time.  He was in emergency.  He hadn’t been put up in ICU yet, where we wouldn’t have been able to see him.  They weren’t going to let us in the hospital.  Thank God the person answering the door was an All My Children fan.  She was the one saying, “Sorry, no one is allowed in the hospital, no one can come in,” and I was like, “No, no, no, my ex-husband just came in.”  She said, “Was it Edmund?” and I said, “Yes, it was Edmund!”  She said, “Okay, follow me.”  Thank God for All My Children.  Thank God.  So, we followed this woman secretly, and we get to spend a half-hour with him in Emergency.  He was already on life-support, totally unresponsive, but we got to play John his favorite music, we got to just sit there and hold his hand and talk to him, and tell him how much we loved him.  Sarah Michelle Gellar called right when we were in the hospital in Emergency, and she said, “Put the phone by his ear,” so I put the phone by his ear, and she talked to John too, and she told him how much she loved him.  She used to always call him “GP”, which was short of grandpa, because she came on the show when she was 15, and she didn’t have a dad, and John acted like a dad to her – but she used to always call him “grandpa”, and he hated “grandpa”, so he was like, “You can call me “GP”, but not grandpa,” so she always called him GP.  I just put the phone by John’s ear, and what was crazy is that when she talked to him, his feet started twitching.  He started moving his feet.  Then, when Kaya was talking to him about Yankee season, he started moving his feet.  We were kind of hopeful that something was changing for the better.  We had about a half-hour with him, and then, they took him up to ICU, and then, we knew we couldn’t see him again.  They called us later that night that he had passed.

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I am just so thankful that you got to see John one last time.

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EVA:  I thank God every day that we got to say goodbye, because if we hadn’t gotten there in time to say goodbye, I just don’t know.

It’s very rare that a couple after a divorce, who have a child, and went from romance to dear friends, end up maintaining that relationship so many years later in their lives.  I know so many people who were together at one point in their lives, for years, and they don’t even talk to each other now.

EVA:  Well, you know, like any divorce, the first four years afterwards were super contentious but then, by year five, we kind of had this major breakthrough, and from then on, he was one of my closest friends, and one of the things we always kept alive for each other was we loved to  dance together. We fell in love, I think, dancing because originally our characters on AMC met at this country-western bar, and we had to take country line dancing lessons on the show.  They hired a choreographer for us so that during those scenes where we were falling in love, we would actually be able to do a two-step! So, we went out and practiced at Denim and Diamonds, which was a big country-western place in New York City at the time.  We used to go out with a whole group of us.  It was me, and Teresa Blake (Ex-Gloria) and Kelly Ripa, and her boyfriend at the time, Winsor Harmon (Ex-Del), sometimes Walt Willey (Ex-Jack); we just had a whole crew of us who would go out country dancing.  John and I also loved singing together.  He had the most amazing gravely kind of rockstar voice, but his real talent was harmonizing.  He could harmonize to anything.  So, when he would come over, we would sit in the kitchen and sing, and sing, and sing until the late hours because that’s what we loved to do, and that’s what he loved to do.  That’s one of my favorite last memories of us.  He was just over the month before, and Kaya’s bedroom is near the kitchen, so she came out and was like, “Can you two shut up?”  It was like two in the morning and we were still singing in the kitchen. (Laughs)  John was my dear friend and my confidant.

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Were you able to have some kind of service during this stay-at-home pandemic we are all dealing with, in order to mourn the loss of John?

EVA:  It’s been so crazy.  We couldn’t even have a funeral.  That’s what made it all the more heartbreaking.  There were less than twenty of us, and we just got on a Zoom call and memorialized John.   I thought we were going to do a big Zoom memorial, but it seemed so overwhelming and so impersonal, it just was rubbing us wrong in every way.  Every way we were looking at it, we were like, “Oh my, God, we just can’t.”  We wanted to invite everybody he had ever worked with, and we were like, “No, we want to do that when everything can open back up again, and invite every person, and have a party” because John was always the life of every party.  Maybe we can do that in the fall or next year.  I kept trying to write something for the small memorial we did do for three days.  I kept coming back to this one song, because John was always the consummate bartender, too.  I sang a song that Bette Midler sang on the very last episode of Johnny Carson.  It was “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)” and it’s about a bartender who has got a big personality and a lot to say.   I changed some of the words around a bit just to reflect who John was, and so, I ended up singing for it instead of speaking.  We always talked about that last episode of Carson; how stunningly emotional it was when Bette sang that song to kind of sing Johnny off for of all of his years on the air.  So, that’s what I did and because we loved to sing together, it just made sense.

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I do think you touched upon something, earlier, too.  I don’t think any other genre would have that kind of unbridled camaraderie.  It’s such a family, like you said.  I don’t think you would find that quite like this; certainly in show business. 

EVA:  I really don’t think you can. Even though there is always a good amount of competition in the soaps as well; between the soaps it’s like they are any sports team, but there is always a level of respect, love, and familial connection within the community.  I think that is why they have stood the test of time.  I really do think that is what hooks our audience, that is what keeps them there after all of these years, even though unfortunately the genre is antiquated looking, there is something about it that is nostalgic, familial, and comfortable for people.

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Every time I talk about All My Children, why do you think everybody go ga-ga for it, when it’s been off the air for several years now?

EVA:  It speaks to people’s childhoods.  It speaks to how we grew up.  You can’t undo nostalgia.  You can’t.  It’s in the way we grew up, the things we loved, the things that we scheduled our lives around, the people we fell in love with on the shows that we watched, who we cared about and loved their storylines. I grew up watching All My Children, General Hospital, and Days of Our Lives.

It must have been a spectacular moment for you when you realized you were actually in Pine Valley and a member of the cast of All My Children then?

EVA:  It was amazing.  I was a fan when I got the show.  I was a straight up fan.  I fangirled walking through that dressing room hallway for the first time! I was trying to keep it in check, but you know … (Laughs)

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So, in closing, you would say, “Thrilled to be nominated”?

EVA:  Yes.  So fun.  It has really been a rollercoaster of a couple of months here.  That nomination was literally the bright, shining spot in all of this.

So, happy to hear Eva is in the running for a Daytime Emmy? Were you moved by Eva’s sentiments she shared on her relationship with the late John Callahan? Do you miss Pine Valley’s Dr. Maria Santos? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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It’s a big finale of the weeklong virtual celebration of the iconic All My Children.  On tap today in EW’s series to benefit Feeding America during the COVID-19, some major names from the history of Pine Valley and who had story with each other participating in the chat, premiering at 10 a. m. EST.

Taking part in the walk down memory lane are none other than Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo), Ricky Paull Goldin (Ex-Jake), Chrishell Stause (Ex-Amanda), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenelee) and Melissa Claire Egan (Ex-Annie).

But that’s not all folks! Daytime Emmy winner, Debbi Morgan will participate in a live virtual chat with EW.com today beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 p. m. PST.  Now will be your chance to hear from the one and only Angie Hubbard from the beloved ABC daytime drama series.

Over the week, EW.com has posted other virtual conversations with notables from Pine Valley, you can check them out here.

So, will you be checking out today’s one-two punch of AMC favorites? Comment below.

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All My Children Weeklong Virtual Reunions Kick-Off With Ripa, Consuelos, LaRue and Penny

Beginning this morning, Tuesday, May 26th, a weeklong virtual celebration with the cast of All My Children is on tap for fans of the beloved ABC daytime drama series, featuring a “Who’s Who of Pine Valley”.

The weeklong event is brought to you by EW.com and PEOPLETV.com and starts at 10 am EST/PST.   You can watch it right here.

Featured in the first installments are  the Santos family which includes: real-life marrieds, who met on All My Children, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), as well as Eva LaRue (Maria) and Sydney Penny (Julia).

Episode 2 coming up on Wednesday will feature: Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin), Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney Martin), Jennifer Bassey (Marian Colby Chandler), Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt), and Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard).

The weeklong event is in support of Feeding America helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and how you can make a donation visit ew.com/allmychildrenreunion

So, let us know what you think of the first installment featuring the Santos clan from Pine Valley as they reunite for a good cause via the comment section below.

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