I really just simply just chronicled what I had witnessed. And I felt I owed it to the fans really...
Ex-"All My Children" star Susan Lucci was onstage Emmy night wearing that gorgeous red dress from Cavalli. From our live blog, Hollie says, "8:38 PM: Agnes Nixon leads off the introduction for the iconic Susan Lucci. She is everything we expect her to be - fun, flirty and fabulous. She talks about how deliciously flawed Erica Kane was, the part of a lifetime. And I can't agree more. Erica will live on forever in her heart, and she misses her as much as the fans do. But she says not to cry because something is over, but smile because it was. Loving Lucci, but can we have "AMC" back now please?" Soap.comâ€™s Deanna Barnert was in the press room during the show when Lucci headed back to talk about her thoughts on the Daytime Emmy broadcast, "AMC," "Devious Maids," and her memoirs.
Lucci gushes, "I thought it was really terrific show. I thought it was a real - what it set out to be: A tribute to Daytime television. All of Daytime television. The talk shows, the morning shows, the culinary award now and the Daytime dramas. I thought it was a great representation and it was a tribute. And it was a celebration. I loved that. And they didnâ€™t cut anything. I think we may have run over a few minutes but they â€“ because I expected my last presentation to be â€˜And the nominees areâ€™ you know, but they did not cut anything. So I think they were very respectful to the medium and that was wonderful to see." Some seemed to question the lack of "AMC" pictures and the short Agnes Nixon tribute. Lucci addresses this: "I have no idea what the process for producing was. I have no idea about any of that. Agnes did speak beautifully. I was so happy to see her in the package they had planned for me. I donâ€™t know anything about the rest of it. Iâ€™m sorry I canâ€™t answer." She was asked if she found closure for "AMC" yet and she admits tonight was â€˜very helpfulâ€™. "When, when Gabriel, the executive producer, told me they wanted to plan a tribute to Erica Kane and, and to me, then I knew I would be able to say some things that have been in my heart and the academy gave me that opportunity, to stand on stage and, and to thank the fans and to say how much respect I have for this medium, and how grateful and joyful I am to be part of it.
Talk turned to her new show, "Devious Maids" being picked up on Lifetime, which she believes theyâ€™ll be shooting in Atlanta. "I am so happy. Well, yesterday I got off the plane in LA from New York, landed, got in the car, checked my phone on the way to my hotel and there was a message from my agent telling me that â€˜Devious Maidsâ€™ has been picked up by Lifetime and they plan to air starting in March. And I am so thrilled that I get to play that wonderful part that I already love so much. From the pilot and even from the table reads. This cast is fantastic and to work with Marc Cherry, with his enthusiasm and his creativity and just love his work and love the opportunity to work with him. And with Lifetime. I was doing â€˜Army Wivesâ€™ this, this season and, wow, I am so, so impressed with everyone there at Lifetime. The care and the caliber of production. Very excited."