The end of All My Children’s stay in New York on its final day was detailed in a new feature in Vulture, the online column from New York Magazine’s website Hankies! Here is an excerpt with quotes from Rebecca Budig ( Greenlee) and Cameron Mathison (Ryan) as they said goodbye to the home they have known on and off for years.
“The actors finished the day feeling off balance, knowing they will continue to create the same melodrama, but in another world. “It’s very surreal and bittersweet because it feels like I’ll be coming back here tomorrow and I won’t be,” said Budig. The cast and crew planned to gather that night to drink and watch a blooper reel, their last evening together in New York. “The whole entire medium and genre is adjusting,” says Mathison. “As times are changing, daytime television also has to adapt and change along with it, and in doing so there’s definitely going to be some not so great aspects of it, and leaving New York is one of them. And how New York itself is going to be affected by this is really tough to swallow.”