Susan Lucci Turns Down All My Children Online Offer!
Susan Lucci is reportedly done with ’All My Children.’ The only original cast member on the long-running soap has turned down an offer to move online with the series in 2012, according to Deadline Hollywood Daily.
The Deadline report says Prospect Park offered Lucci a very similar salary to what ABC was paying her, but the actress asked for more money, fewer hours and the ability to do a primetime series.
Susan Lucci is probably the only member of the cast of All My Children who is a must have in order for the show to maintain its popularity in its new online incarnation. Sadly, she’s also the only one of the shows stars who has passed on the opportunity to keep her iconic role alive.
One Life to Live‘s stars, Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Ted King and Kassie DePaiva have all signed on to continue their show online in 2012, and as a result it looks like Prospect Park may focus on Life which already had higher Nielsen ratings than Children.
Lucci was reportedly offered the same salary that she was paid for the televised version of the show, but demanded more along with promises that the show might return to air. She has been vocal in her disappointment in ABC’s Brian Frons for canceling the iconic, but ratings poor, soaps.
In a new chapter, added to her autobiography, she wrote, ”I watched Brian Frons’ decisions destroy the production of our show and the lives of people on both sides of the country.”