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Susan Lucci may not care that she will forever be immortalized as her selfish, scheming and bold character Erica Kane, on ABC’s longtime soap, All My Children, but she does care that her show was canceled. The actress, who held her role on the program for 41 years, now plans to discuss her life on the show as well as the death of the show in a new memoir, aptly titled All My Life: A Memoir.
Her soap fans should be thrilled, but ABC is not. Recently, the New York Post got a hold of some segments from her memoir and they are not pretty. In the pages, Lucci directly attacks ABC Daytime head of programming Brian Frons, saying his bad decisions with the All My Children writing and production staff were what led to cancellation. She then goes on to attack the man, saying:
“If Brian Frons could show his bosses that he could save the network 40 percent ... he could keep his job even if the rest of us lost ours. I watched Brian Frons’ decisions destroy the production of our show and the lives of people on both sides of the country.”
If ABC Daytime was doing so badly that Frons was expected to cut sixty percent of the budget, Lucci should be happy All My Children stayed on air as long as it did. Perhaps the actress is wanting attention because she hasn’t found a new TV role, as of yet. Either way, behaving in Erica Kane fashion isn’t going to earn her points with Prospect Park, who may continue the series online. Besides, she shouldn’t be complaining when she is the middle of holding out for more money. According to Deadline, the only reason the Prospect Park deal isn’t on the road yet is because Lucci is holding out for a raise--even though Prospect Park offered her an identical salary to what she was making on ABC. One thing can be said for certain: she’s a diva to the core.
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