The New York Post’s Page Six infamous Cindy Adams had a piece in her column today on her recent conversation with Susan Lucci who is now on Investigation Discovery Channel’s new series, Deadly Affairs. Adams went there and asked La Lucci how she felt about All My Children being pink-slipped off the ABC Daytime line-up after 41 years.
Susan replied, “Very sad. Disbelief, anger, tears, all of that. Hard even now for me to say All My Children in the past tense. It was a dreadful mourning period. I was incredulous. Took a year to get over it. Understand, I played Erica Kane 41 years. I started on the program’s 10th day. Soaps served a purpose for millions of multi-generational passionate fans. Every day someone tells me they miss it. One man said: ‘Cotton is not the fabric of our lives. In our house it was All My Children. It was a constant for his wife, who he knew always watched. Back from Afghanistan, the show was their conversation starter.”
The iconic soap star then went on to say about AMC’s axing: “I’m still not sure why it stopped. I had no heads up when it was going off. I learned when everybody found out, and there wasn’t even time to collect mementos. I only managed to get a red and white T-shirt that read ‘Free Erica Kane from jail.’’
How do you feel about Susan’s comments? Have you gotten over the loss of AMC and the residents of Pine Valley? Weigh-in!