With season four of Devious Maids having just premiered, series star Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, All My Children) has been in high gear with promotional appearances. Her latest interview was with A Spoonful of Paolo, and she had crushing news for soap opera fans: She's not interested in appearing on another daytime program.
"The door is still open, but I will say when All My Children went off the air, the other shows that have survived and are still on the air and that have great writers, they had asked if I would be [interested], and my feeling was, you know, Erica Kane was such a special part, and I had the opportunity to play her, and so I wasn't ready then to go there," she says, adding, "I wouldn't do a guest star role. I just think Erica is a particular character, and I love her, and I don't want to play another part on daytime other than Erica Kane."
However, she points out that her Devious Maids character isn't too far off from Ms. Kane. "Genevieve Delatour is a cousin of Erica Kane," she shares of what the show's creator, Marc Cherry, always says. "I get to play a part that the audience loves... and she is looking for love in all the wrong places, yet Genevieve is not street smart like Erica Kane. She is vulnerable and she is romantic, and she's even a little bit naïve. And she does some self-medicating, so she's different! [Laughs]"
Check out Lucci's video below then let us know what you think about her decision not to return to daytime.
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