"If you're going to be stabbed by anyone it might as well be Erica Kane."
The Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, California was the setting for the 2011 "All My Children" Fan Club Weekend. The majority of the cast gathered for the Main Cast Event on Saturday July 30 for a Q&A and to sign autographs and take photos with their devoted fans. Soaps.com was there as J.R. Martinez (Brot) moderated the event, asking each of his co-stars one question he gathered from fans off of the Internet.
The afternoon, which saw Vincent Irizarry (David) and Susan Lucci (Erica) receiving the loudest cheers upon their introductions, served as a tribute to "All My Children," as the cast shared memories from their time on the show. The actors' heartfelt love for the soap, which is facing an uncertain future, and the fans, who have been with them over the past 41 years, was evident throughout.
J.R.'s first question went to Susan Lucci about what it was like playing both Erica and Jane. She responded, "It's been so much fun. It's been really fun. It was scary at first because Jane looks just like Erica. [laughter] It's been really a lot of fun to get inside another character and play her."
Bobbie Eakes (Krystal) was asked about a storyline that stood out for her. She recalled the flashback she and Vincent Irizarry taped exploring their characters' history. She joked to Vincent, "You looked like "Charles in Charge" and I had the terrible 80's hair and I had to give birth to the twins." She also pointed to her 'redneck' days, especially when Krystal was with Adam. The truckers' Christmas party was a highlight for her, which drew obvious approval from the crowd.