Susan Lucci: I Hope to Return to All My Children
Susan Lucci | Photo Credits: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Attention, All My Children fans: you may not have seen the last of Erica Kane.
Lucci, who starred on All My Children for more than 40 years before it went off the air in 2011, admitted that she hasn't had a chance to watch the online version, which airs on Hulu and iTunes, but plans to do so. "I've wanted to," she says. "I just got a new iPhone, and I had the link on my old iPhone but it got lost in the translation. I can binge. I can catch up."
TVGuide.com spoke to Lucci at the A&E Networks upfront presentation in New York City Wednesday, which she attended to promote her new series, Devious Maids, which premieres on Lifetime in June. Created by Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, the series revolves around a group of four Latina maids and the secrets they overhear while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, Calif.
"I think Devious Maids fits into that Downton Abbey /Upstairs, Downstairs /The Help mode in a very, very contemporary way," Lucci says. "Our Latina population in this country is exploding and has grown tremendously, and should be represented, and is represented in Devious Maids. Something that I love, that I would say is the takeaway from Devious Maids, apart from how much fun it is to watch, is that we are, none of us, defined by what we do or the size of our bank accounts."
And that's not the only project that's been occupying Lucci's time. She's starting work on Season 2 of her Investigation Discovery show Deadly Affairs next week. But in the middle of everything, she hopes to return to Pine Valley at some point.
"When they started shooting, I was smack in the middle of doing Devious Maids," she tells TVGuide.com. "And also they have a challenging schedule themselves. They're five weeks on, five weeks off. So we're trying to fix it somehow. It's something we want to do and we hope to achieve it."
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