Susan Lucci Comments on State of All My Children

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Soap Opera Digest caught up with Susan Lucci during the recent Super Soap Weekend in Florida. Here's an excerpt of what the All My Children star had to say.

On the State of All My Children (and Jack and Erica):
"I really wish there were more of the balance. Just as an audience member, I like to see the show when there's a balance between the drama and the fun. It doesn't have to be in [the Kane/Montgomery] storyline. But let's see the whole canvas, you know, not just one portion 90 percent of the time.

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I don't think it's great entertainment. The show is better than that. And with the Erica character, I think she's not being fully represented, where just a few months ago, they had Erica and Jack's NEW DIVORCE and that was very modern thinking and very thinking out of the box. Every time they do something like that, the audience is so happy and responds so well and then it's dropped!

The other thing is, I thought it was so relatable: There was Jack and Erica having a better time together, trying to keep their relationship together and put the spark back in because they had been dragged down by their children's problems, which is very relatable.

I think a lot of people lose sight of the fact of why they got married because they get bogged down in the day-to-day and it's also relatable because there are so many combined families out there."

Read the full interview here.

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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.