Storytelling is an integral part of human history, having been a tradition in some way or another for almost as long as people have been around. Soap operas are a part of that history and have become part of the fabric of America, first starting as radio dramas then making the transition to television. So, it's only natural that the genre would make it into a documentary that celebrates serial storytelling.
While not many details about the upcoming documentary are known, All My Children legend Susan Lucci -- who played the show's leading lady, Erica Kane, for 41 years -- took to Instagram to share that she has signed on to be a part of the magic.
The New York native posted a behind-the-scenes image of her tape day, writing, "Such a great interview today! I am so honored to be part of what I believe will be an outstanding documentary about the far-reaching influence of the genre of serial story telling -- including All My Children -- and Erica Kane!!! #soproud"
A lot of fans are wondering just when this mysterious documentary will be released, but so far, Lucci hasn't shared any additional details. She did, however, respond to several fan comments about how meaningful this project will be, including one from a fan who hopes the documentary includes soap operas that started on radio, as that's how her mother learned English.
"You are so astute in your measure of the importance of the genre," Lucci responded. "I love knowing how your mom came here from Nicaragua and learned English -- listening to The Guiding Light on radio!!! Spectacular image."
She also responded to another, similar fan message with: "One of the most gratifying and exciting things I am told is that someone who came to this country learned to speak English watching Erica on AMC!"
Yet another fan shared that he was quite shy and has used serialized drama, especially AMC, as a way to cope and enjoy life.
"I, too, was a very shy child -- and watched [lots] of TV," Lucci shared. "Mostly The Early Show, Million Dollar Movie -- and the soaps with my mom!"
This is a developing story, so keep checking back to Soap Central for more updates about the documentary featuring Lucci as they come.
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