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Susan Lucci Talks: Going Nude For Devious Maids, Why Cameron Mathison Was Known As "Snaps" On Set Of AMC, & How Much Fun It Was To Play Erica Kane!

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Monday Night is the season four premiere of Lifetime’s sudsy Devious Maids (9PMET/8PMCT), which co-stars Susan Lucci as Genevieve Delatour,  better known to daytime audiences as the one and only Erica Kane!

Throughout her 41 years as Pine Valley’s staple character, at one point Erica was involved in a romance with the younger Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery).

The two met up this time with Cameron in his ET gig as correspondent and her as the interviewee to relive some good ole days and to discuss the upcoming season of Devious Maids.

In the trailer for ‘Maids’, there is a scene where it is clear that Lucci is appearing naked reclining on a couch, but with strategically-placed props in the foreground. When Mathison asked how she felt doing something like that (Lucci is now 69), she answered, “It’s always just a lot of butterflies and preparation. You hope you did everything you’re supposed to do — lots of extra Pilates and not eating lunch. You know, all of that stuff.”

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Lucci teased Mathison about when he was a soap newbie, and how the crew used to call Cameron “Snaps”, because he would have snaps on his shirts so he could quickly rip them off for all of his shirtless and bedroom scenes.

Later, Susan remembers just how great is was to play the iconic Erica when she told Mathison, “Erica Kane was such a juicy character. There was so much fun to be had playing her. In airports and things, people stop and say how much they really loved the show … The people still feel so affected by it, and it keeps me company in that respect.”

Watch Susan and Cameraon reunite on this ET interview after the jump. Then AMC fans let us know, what did you think when Ryan and Erica were paired in a burgeoning love story that got cut short? Will you be checking out Devious Maids season premiere tonight? Comment below!

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Great interview!!! I have hopes that they will let Cameron audition to fill the seat at Live with his old costar Kelly Ripa!!! Werent their characters linked on AMC? I would be the two would have great on air personality and an old friendship that would be fun to watch! Just like this video- its great to see old friends get together and catch up

Rj
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Rj

I agree. Cameron would be good on live. His personality and all he does would fit and suit the show. Also, he and Kelly would be a good pair with the types of personalities they have. He is an intelligent and nice guy to have on the show – not to mention his great looks! 🙂 Please know I really liked Michael, but now that he has chosen to move on I think Cameron would be a good replacement.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Hasnt Susational Lucci played Erica in all her roles-lol

Rapids
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Rapids

Yes la lucci has Erica Kane down pat and relies on this experience for other roles.

Susan
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Susan

I miss Erica Kane.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

You said it Susan. I will always miss our beloved All My Children and One Life to Live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mollie
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mollie

What a stupid decision to cancel AMC and OLTL. Really stupid.
I miss them both, too. Wonder what could be happening in Pine Valley and Lannview?

Tom
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Tom

THIS IS AMERICA! BRING BACK ERICA! THIS IS AMERICA! BRING BACK ERICA!

Peg
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Peg

I liked Ryan and Erica as friends. Lovers not so much. I didn’t understand how Erica always wanted that abusive jerk with Kendall. Ryan in the later years was a better character. Too bad the show ended, I might have even started to like Ryan. Cam however was very sweet when I met him.

kathy
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kathy

I miss Erica, also, along with all of the Pine Valley clan!

mark
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mark

I miss Erica!

Jenn
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Jenn

John, I agree. Seeing Cameron and Susan back together was wonderful. They were very cute together. I also agree that Cameron would be an AWESOME option to fill the empty chair at Live with Kelly. Although I feel Kelly frowns on her soap days! She acknowledges the many blessings AMC brought to her life, but she clearly acts as if she’s above those actors now! I recently watched where she said she hates watching her AMC scenes but enjoys watching FAITH AND HOPE!!! I was shocked! In my opinion her better work was totally done on AMC- not on that… Read more »

mollie
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mollie

Kelly probably has a harder time watching her AMC character work because she was a “newbie” and she probably sees a lot of things she would act differently…more skilled perhaps at acting in Faith and Hope. Plus she showed up on AMC young and baby faced (chunky for her) and she has super slimmed down for a long time…so she probably sees an earlier body shape she doesn’t like as well as now.

Brett
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Brett

I still miss All My Children

Rj
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Rj

I miss All My Children. Wish it were still on. It was a fun soap with Erica’s flamboyance, and all the other characters, etc. It was iconic. Seems none of the talk shows have been able to replace AMC. I find I never tune into the station now during the period when AMC/OLTL were on before I did. Seems to me they have lost even more. I understand that it is all about Revenue/Expenses/Profit, but they may have been able to figure out a way to sustain AMC by keeping costs down, and generating revenue. If fewer people tune in… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I just love her on Devious Maids. Soapy goodness. Fun show.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I still think Erica should pop in Port Charles and buy ElQ! The mansion, the compagny everything!! Maybe she was a long lost mistress of Alan or Edward!!! Imagine her going against Tracy and Monica!! Heck Luke could come back for a story with Erica!!

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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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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