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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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Rebecca Budig in Cast of CBS Holiday Movie ‘Fit For Christmas’

Daytime favorite Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee, AMC, and ex-Hayden, GH) will be seen in the upcoming CBS holiday movie, Fit For Christmas.

The movie also stars The Talk’s Amanda Kloots and she also serves as one of the executive producers and also co-wrote the project.  Budig joins Kloots along with When Calls the Heart favorite, Paul Greene in the holiday charmer.

In story, Fit For Christmas tells “the tale of Audrey, an enthusiastic Christmas-obsessed fitness instructor at a beloved, financially beleaguered community center in quaint Mistletoe, Mont., who begins a holiday romance with a charming, mysterious businessman, complicating his plans to turn the center into a more financially profitable resort property.”

Fit for Christmas is slated to premiere on Sunday, December 4th (8:30 ET/8 PT).

So, will you be watching Rebecca, Amanda and Paul in the holiday film? Do you somehow wish GH could bring back Budig as Hayden? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Talks On Her New Memoir ‘Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories’

Talk show host and All My Children alum, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) is opening up about her life and times in her highly-anticipated memoir available now, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories.

Ripa chatted exclusively with PEOPLE who got some of intel and dish on what’s included in the book.

Kelly told PEOPLE, when she landed the gig as the new co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly, with the late Regis Philbin back in 2001, she felt like she was “getting shot out of a cannon.”  Ripa was also appearing on All My Children at the same time.

She tells the story of when her agent called with the offer, Ripa was told: “They want you to know who your boss is. It was very ominous, and it did not feel good.”  Her agent also said the show didn’t want her, “bringing an entourage.” She brought two people. “I came with hair and makeup,” Kelly says. “It was not an unusual thing for people on a television show to show up with.”

She added that Regis greeted her with executive producer, Michael Gelman, saying: “Uh-oh, Gelman, it’s got an entourage.” It?!  Kelly expressed that she “felt horrible.  He was probably trying to be funny, but at the same time it felt like a pile-on.”

As for Philbin’s attitude at the time, Kelly shared, “I understand that probably he didn’t want a co-host, but the network wanted me to be the co-host and I didn’t think I should pass up that opportunity. I don’t think it was fair to him. But it was also not fair to me.”

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The actress-talk show host-producer also talked on her marriage to Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo), whom she met while both were on All My Children, sharing that they were, “too young to get married! On paper it should not have worked and when it didn’t work, we really worked at it. We fought for our marriage when it would have been easier to quit and throw in the towel.”

According to the book publisher, HarperCollins:  “In ‘Live Wire’, her first book, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. Whether recounting how she and Mark (Consuelos) really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.”

So, will you be ordering your copy of Kelly’s memoir? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Eva LaRue’s Stalker Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

In a harrowing situation spanning 12 years, a man who threatened former All My Children, Santa Barbara, and Y&R favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria, ex- Margot, ex-Celeste) and her daughter, Kaya was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

James David Rogers, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt for over a decade of threatening letters and phone calls about torture, rape and death to LaRue and her daughter.

Rogers had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications and two counts of stalking.  According to court documents, all of this began in March 2007 until Rogers eventually was arrested in November 2019.  At the beginning of his stalking spree, LaRue’s daughter, Kaya was only five-years-old.

According to Deadline, Eva gave a “tearful victim impact statement, telling the judge in L.A. federal court that she has undergone therapy since the harassment began in order to deal with feelings of fear and paranoia.”  She added, “We didn’t know if he would show up on our doorstep. We will think about him for a lifetime. The fear is with me forever.”

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The judge has ordered Rogers to self surrender on October 12th to begin his sentence at a federal prison in Ohio.

Eva won a Daytime Emmy back in 2020 for her guest star turn on The Young and the Restless, and is best-known to primetime viewers for her role in CSI: Miami.

Share your thoughts on Eva and Kaya’s heartbreaking real-life experience via the comment section below.

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