Jill Larson: AMC relaunch was ahead of its time

Posted Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:20:19 PM
Jill Larson: AMC relaunch was ahead of its time

Two-time Emmy nominee Jill Larson has shared her thoughts on the premature end of All My Children. Larson offered insight into why Prospect Park might have been silent, and wondered if the AMC Internet relaunch was an idea ahead of its time.

All My Children's Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt) has released a statement about the show's untimely end.

"Greetings all, well I finally got the official call, saying [Prospect Park] is not going forward with AMC 'at this time,'" Larson said, adding that the call "left the door open a crack."

Larson acknowledged that she was expecting the call but offered a unique take on why she and fans had not heard any sort of official announcement.

"As disappointing as that news is, it was not a surprise. Just as they did the first time, [Prospect Park] chose to remain silent regarding their activities, and now that I've had some experience with them, I do believe that it was because Jeff [Kwatinetz, one of the co-executives at Prospect Park] just kept on beating the bushes trying to raise the money, never willing to cry uncle," Larson explained.

"I am sad for all of us, from Jeff to all of you, but gosh I'm grateful for the chance we had to make something new and wonderful from our beloved shows," Larson continued. "Maybe when more fans are computer-savvy, and go online for content as a regular habit, investors will feel comfortable putting money into what was a grand experiment, perhaps ahead of its time, and only time will tell. Take care of yourselves, my lovelies, sending love to you all!"

Larson joined the cast of All My Children in 1989 and remained with the show through its network television finale in September 2011. Larson was one of the first AMC stars to sign on for the Internet version of the show. During her tenure with AMC, Larson was twice nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category of the Daytime Emmys. Her first nomination was in 1991 and the second followed two years later.

Larson also appeared as Ursula Blackwell on One Life to Live and as Judith Clayton on As the World Turns.


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