Susan Lucci Tells Me About Working With An Idol

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I cornered the amazing Susan Lucci at her book party at the Friars Club last night to tell her I'd turned on All My Chidren the day before and saw her doing a hilarious scene with TV legend Carol Burnett (who brought her Verla Grubbs character back for Tuesday's episode).

"It was beyond fun," Lucci told me, right before sitting down to autograph copies of her All My Life: A Memoir.

"I had to take a big breath and calm myself down because I was working with an idol of mine -- and playing a comedy scene on top of it!

"At rehearsal, I'd look into her blue eyes and say, 'Oh my goodness, it's Carol Burnett,' but I still had to be in a place where I'm Erica Kane!"

Well, being awestruck and a bitch ain't easy -- as I know all too well -- but Lucci totally pulled it off.



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Caleb Hillman
Caleb Hillman

OMG! I remember the first time Carol appeared on AMC. I thought it was a hoot! Wow. I just watched a clip of Verla and Erica from today's episode. Carol looks fabulous. Erica is beautiful as always. No doubt that they are two TV legends. 

HollandReader
HollandReader

Even though I haven't seen AMC in years, I still love me some Erica Kane.  What a great role and what a great actress in int.  Thanks for posting  this.

Musto
Musto

PS: Susan wrote an epilogue for the paperback version of her book, which will come out later, dealing with her rage about the higher up that got the show canceled. Love her!!

Allmay
Allmay

I saw that too and loved it. I hear Carol may come back for  the final episode.

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