Stacy Haiduk Comments on Return to All My Children

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Stacy Haiduk returned to All My Children last week.

She recently opened up to Soap Opera Digest about her comeback. Here are highlights from the interivew:

Soap Opera Digest: Welcome back! Did you know, when you left in May, that a return might be in the offing?
Stacy Haiduk: I'll just say this: Probably in the middle of shooting [my first run], I looked at Thorsten Kaye and I said, "This is so much fun. You guys are the luckiest people on earth because you get to have a life outside of work as well." In nighttime, you work 14 or 15 hours a day, you come home exhausted, and that's it. Here, you usually work the morning shift or the afternoon shift.

Thorsten said to me, "Why don't you go down to Julie [Hanan Carruthers, executive producer] and just let her know how you feel?" I was like, "Okay!" And so I did. I just told her, "This is so much fun. I'd love to come back. I have no idea how this works, but...." And she said, "You know, let's see what happens." I'm very blessed that I got "Hannah comes back!" It's pretty awesome.

Digest: In your time off, were you given problems by any Zach and Kendall fans?
Haiduk: I didn't, thank God! I noticed that they are very loved and I was very lucky not to. I hope they don't come after me and say, "Don't you dare!"

Digest: Do you know what happened between Zach and Hannah that last night when she begged him to impregnate her?
Haiduk: I don't. Thorsten and I keep looking at each other going, "What happened?" But I'm sure we'll all find out very soon.

Digest: How long have you been back at the studio?
Haiduk: I started taping about two weeks ago. I looked forward to seeing all the actors I'd worked with; they're all pretty cool — and the crew upstairs and hair and makeup. It was like the first day of school, walking in, where you know everybody, but you're still wondering, "How is it going to be?" But it was so relaxed. Getting back into it ... It takes a couple of weeks to get into rhythm because there's so much dialogue.

But when I first walked into the hair and makeup room, they welcomed me back with open arms and I was so excited. Then I saw Thorsten! And we got to sit by the window and run our lines and it was fun. It was so much fun.

Digest: When I spoke to the show's head writers, James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten, about what was in store for Hannah, they said that a friendship would blossom between Hannah and Krystal, played by Bobbie Eakes. Have you worked with her yet?
Haiduk: I'm actually taping those scenes today. I'm looking forward to working with her, she seems really wonderful and I can't wait. It's nice, too, that they're taking her out of Cambias and letting Hannah see what webs she can weave elsewhere! There are some great scenes and I think Bobbie's excited, too.

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All My Children Quotes

Ryan Lavery: You want to tell me what the hell you were trying to pull out there?
Kendall Hart Cambias: Did you see Babe? Did you just see what she did? She has the nerve to offer a consolation prize, honorary mommy? What the hell is that? I mean, what could Bianca possibly do with that? Sit and watch Babe be the mother that Bianca will never get to be? It's stupid. It reeks.
Ryan Lavery: Babe was just trying to help.
Kendall Hart Cambias: No, Babe was trying to cover her own butt and make herself look good. She was trying to show what a big heart she has so no one will know what a liar she really is.
Ryan Lavery: What? Where do you get this stuff?
Kendall Hart Cambias: Oh, please don't tell me you can't see it, Ryan, come on. Babe is all about playing the bimbo matriarch of the Chandler clan. When really she a selfish, lying, stupid little bitch.

Erica Kane: You slept with Ryan's brother before you stole the company out from under him?
Kendall Hart Cambias: No, no, I didn't steal it, I didn't steal it. Adam and J.R. did. Ok, but here's the kicker - Ryan tried to convince me earlier today that he's completely over me for good, which, of course, that can't be. I mean, it's impossible, and we are going to prove that. And you know what's so great about you and I doing this together is that you hate Greenlee just as much as I do, so it's perfect! Plus, mother, you are the queen of creativity. You're so creative. I mean, the truth is i'm running out of ideas, but the two of us putting our heads together could be so amazing!
Erica Kane: Kendall, you have to stop. You're talking like a crazy person.