In a full-length interview on AOL’s Build series, former All My Children icon and now star of Devious Maids, Susan Lucci was the special guest.
When it was time for those in the studio to ask questions of Susan, one audience member asked Susan (Ex-Erica Kane) her thoughts on the ending of the iconic daytime soap opera when it was cancelled by ABC back in 2011.
Susan answered: “We really all were blindsided … we didn’t expect it, and it was like the loss of a loved one.” Lucci made note of grieving the loss of the series, and what a close-knit family cast and crew had become. She also revealed she was so concerned over the crew losing their health benefits when the show was closed down by ABC. When asked what helped her get through the loss of the show, Susan said it was the people to this day that she meets in airports or along her life travels: “People stop me and tell me how much they love Erica and what an influence she had on their lives. Those things are very gratifying.”
Devious Maids is currently filming its fourth season in Atlanta, and as Lucci previewed. viewers will learn the upshot of if her role of Genevieve saved Zoila’s (Judy Reyes) life, or the maid’s baby in the season premiere to air this spring.
So, what do you think about Susan’s comments almost five years later on the disheartening end of AMC? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!