At this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards, soap icon Susan Lucci (Erica, ALL MY CHILDREN) is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. And it’s going to be presented to her by Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), who was the one who announced in 1999 that “the streak is over” when he presented her with her Lead Actress Emmy after 19 nominations.
Sitting down with pal Lara Spencer on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, Lucci marveled at receiving such an accolade. “It’s really totally amazing,” she admitted. “We hear people say that ‘I’m humbled.’ I know what that feels like. I’m so humbled by this. The Lifetime Achievement Awards… My first thought is, ‘Have I achieved enough in my lifetime?’”
Fans who watched her playing the legendary Erica Kane on AMC for decades know that she’s achieved that and so much more. And they have also been awaiting an update on PINE VALLEY, the primetime reboot of AMC produced by Kelly Ripa (Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Mateo) that has been in the works since it was first announced back in December 2020. It’s been so long in development, is there still a chance it could actually happen?
“I think there is,” Lucci declared. “I really thought it had gone away. But of course, with the writers’ strike and the actors’ strike, kind of everything… it felt like a very long time. But I am told that it is still alive. And certainly, I would be in the best of hands with Kelly and Mark producing.”
So we can still cling to some hope that one day we might be able to return to Pine Valley and see some of our favorite residents again, including the amazing Erica Kane, still played by Susan Lucci. That would be a dream come true!