The Queen of Soaps pulled out the All My Children family photo album, and her loyal subjects immediately bowed down, wondering if this was finally the moment that the former ABC soap opera would get a reboot. It was a cliffhanger moment akin to many Fridays in Pine Valley: "OMG, Susan Lucci posted a photo of herself holding the book seen in AMC's legendary opening. Is this a tease that she's stepping back into her role as Erica Kane?"
In case you missed it, Lucci posted the below photo along with the caption, "Shooting from home -- [my husband] Helmut has become cameraman, production designer, lighting director, stylist and stage manager -- and critic!"
Flooded by questions about her post, Lucci revealed that yes, she is holding the book from All My Children's iconic opening.
"That big beautiful book is a gift from Agnes' family," she says. "I am so thrilled and honored to have it."
But no, she was not filming an AMC reboot.
"I was getting ready to shoot a piece for Visible Ink," she shares. "A performance of amazing pieces written by patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NY."
Well, that puts the kibosh on any happy dances that may have started with the idea that maybe Lucci was doing something AMC-reboot related. But we can all still feel happy that the Queen of Soaps is once again participating in something as cool as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Visible Ink, a program that gives people diagnosed with cancer the opportunity to express themselves in writing with the individual support of an experienced writing mentor.
Each year, Visible Ink participants are invited to submit written works for inclusion in the program's annual performance. The performance features actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from television, film, and the Broadway stage. This year's performance, its 12th annual, was done virtually and streamed on June 18. But fans can still view Lucci's performance of a powerful piece by Mary Shannon Little. She plays the role of Cancer, who is writing a letter of admiration to Coronavirus. To watch, click here.
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