Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater, AMC) is in the news again with an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier last week, we learned through THR, that Minshew would be interested in staying with All My Children when it moves online in a recurring capacity, as she is eager to try other acting roles in her blossoming career.
However Minshew in this new THR post discussed the final tape date of the shows 41-year run on ABC, the last week of airshows and the network television finale cliffhanger, and her thoughts on how the Prospect Park deal with AMC is coming along! Here are some excerpts from what Lish had to say!
Minshew on being part of the final day of shooting at AMC : “Well, it was surreal. The whole cast was in it, and it is always fun when the whole cast was around. It is almost like we are just getting ready to go to a big party… So we were all in a great mood, having fun, we were all together. And then as it got closer and closer to the final scene, when they said, ‘Item last,’ we all kind of looked at each other… I think maybe that’s when it sunk in, like wow. And I looked over at Susan Lucci, she looked sad. I mean, she was very quiet and I looked over at her and that’s when it kind of hit me. I thought, ‘This is really happening,’ and I was trying to figure how Susan was feeling in that moment, being that she had been on the show for, you know, 40 years. I thought, ‘If I’m feeling sad, I cannot even imagine how she is feeling.’
So, we did the scene and I had a moment or two with my friend, Rebecca Budig and cried a little bit. And then Agnes Nixon, the creator of the show came out and brought us this beautiful cake and we did a champagne toast, and the whole cast and crew were there. There were hundreds of us. And I think that is when everybody realized this is a big deal. This is the end of an era. So, then it became emotional, I mean even some of the guys were crying. We just said see you later, because we all feel like we are always going to be friends. We are always going to be connected.”
Minshew on the latest that she has heard on the Prospect Park deal with AMC cast members: “Well, from what we’ve been told… they have the ability to use the same people, they want to shoot it the same way. They have already bought the sets from us. They basically want to pick up where we left off… If they’re completely capable of doing that, I don’t know. I mean, they seem like really smart guys, because we’ve met them. But, they’ve told us they’re hoping to be on the air by January. They hope to be starting to tape by late November, and they will contact people on an individual basis and let them know what they wanted from them. And that is kind of where they sort of left us. So, again, this is what we’ve been told and it is kind of up in the air at this point.
I don’t know if they are going to do a small group or a large group, if they are going to kill some people off. Honestly, we haven’t been told much. So, that’s why we are just sort of waiting to see what happens. And that’s why in my mind, I’m looking ahead. And, again, even if they do come to me, we’ll see what can be worked out. But I’m still looking ahead to do other things.”
Minshew on what fans can expect the final week of airshows leading up to the finale on Friday, September 23rd!: “They are going to see a lot of familiar, familiar faces. We’re just going to make them very happy because of people from the past, people that have been gone. I think they are going to be happy seeing some faces that they have not been seeing in a while. And they are going to see some closure on different story lines. My character and her husband, Zach , are going to have some nice moments. It is the kind of moments that the fans have always wanted. They want Zach and Kendall to have sort of things be good.
They want Adam and Dixie to have things be good, so you will see some story lines wrapping up in a very lovely way. Like, a lot of these couples will come to live happily every after. Of course, there’s a cliffhanger, and of course, I can’t tell you what that is. But, even though the show is going off the air, they had to leave you with something. They had to leave you with something where you are going, ‘Hmm, I wonder what that means.’ But it does not just end happily ever after for everybody, maybe for some people it does.”
So soapers, are you ready for the final week of AMC on ABC? How do you think the Prospect Park/AMC deal is shaping up? And what do you think could be the cliffhanger? Let us know!