Devious Maids made its season four debut on Monday, and series star and former All My Children favorite, Susan Lucci sat down for a chitchat in the latest installment of A Spoonful of Paolo, taped in New York City.
During the episode, host Paolo Presta talks with La Lucci about the new season of ‘Maids’. However, of interest to AMC and daytime fans is Susan’s response when asked if she would ever consider returning to daytime on another soap opera in another role, what she thought of ABC’s ending of All My Children where Erica was possibly shot, and what was one of the most special moments in her career. In addition, Susan talks about her 7-year-old grandchild Brenden, who suffers from the condition of cerebal palsy, and more. Here are a few interesting quotes from the interview below!
Susan on if she would ever consider doing another daytime soap: “The door is still open, but I will say when All My Children went off the air, the other shows that have survived and are still on the air, and that have great writers, they had asked if I would be (interested), and my feeling was, you know, Erica Kane was such a special part, and I had the opportunity to play her, and so I wasn’t ready then to go there. And I wouldn’t do a guest star role. I just think Erica is a particular character, and I love her, and I don’t want to play another part on daytime other than Erica Kane. But in terms of now, as Marc Cherry (Creator, Devious Maids) says: “Genevieve Delatour is a cousin of Erica Kane”. I get to play a part that the audience loves for the glamour, and she is looking for love in all the wrong places, and yet Genevieve is not street smart like Erica Kane. She is vulnerable and she is romantic, and she’s even a little naive, and she does some self-medicating, so she’s different! (Laughs).
Susan on what was one of the most special moments in her iconic career: “Certainly, the outpouring from the public and the press during all the Emmy time, and when I did win the Emmy that night will remain with me forever. First of all, I didn’t hear it once they read my name … I thought Shemar Moore (Ex-Malcolm Y&R and Ex-Criminal Minds) was announcing the playoff scores!”
Watch Susan’s complete interview on A Spoonful of Paolo after the jump! Then let us know .. would you have liked to have seen Susan join Y&R, GH, DAYS, or B&B after All My Children? Do you think Erica lived on following the shooting in the ABC finale of All My Children? Comment below!