Powered by i.TV
November 27, 2014

5 Questions With: Susan Lucci

by AOL TV Staff, posted Nov 25th 2008 3:00PM
susan lucci"I think Erica Kane needs to learn how to ballroom dance."

'All My Children' diva Susan Lucci returns to 'Dancing With the Stars' for the reality competition show's two-hour season finale, where the Emmy winner will take one more twirl around the dance floor with partner Tony Dovolani.

AOL TV recently chatted with the entrepreneur and TV legend at Disney World in Orlando, where the actress was taking part in ABC's 13th annual fan extravaganza known as "Super Soap Weekend," about her 'Dancing' experience.

The always-gracious Lucci also gives a sneak peak into which of Erica's current leading men she'll share a dance with on 'AMC' and whom she thinks Erica should (literally) do the tango with next! (Hint: he's a really good dancer!)


'All My Children' diva Susan Lucci returns to 'Dancing With the Stars' for the reality competition show's two-hour season finale, where the Emmy winner will take one more twirl around the dance floor with partner Tony Dovolani.

AOL TV recently chatted with the entrepreneur and TV legend at Disney World in Orlando, where the actress was taking part in ABC's 13th annual fan extravaganza known as "Super Soap Weekend," about her 'Dancing' experience.

The always-gracious Lucci also gives a sneak peak into which of Erica's current leading men she'll share a dance with on 'AMC' and whom she thinks Erica should (literally) do the tango with next! (Hint: he's a really good dancer!) -- By Michael Maloney

suan lucci

1. Is it true you were going to attend Super Soap Weekend even if you were still in the 'Dancing' competition?
Yes, absolutely. It [was] important for me to come here and thank the fans in person. They have always been so generous to me. I knew they were voting for Tony and me, so I'm glad I came here to thank them. It was great to hear stories from people how they voted for us by phone, text and online.

2. What did you take away from being in the competition?
I learned so much. I went on the show because I wanted to push the envelope for myself as a performer and because I love to dance. But I learned that [ballroom dancing] is more than dancing. It's an art form and a sport. I came away with great appreciation for both. I definitely want to continue dancing.

3. How challenging was it doing both 'AMC' and 'Dancing?' And how much did you learn from [dancing partner] Tony Dovolani?
First, Tony is spectacular. He's a wonderful dancer and teacher. His choreography is always beautiful and [detailed]. It wasn't just about prancing and holding my skirt up. Tony was there to make the most of whatever time we had. He's never late and is always early. We usually had four hours a night of dance practice after work, but I was taping material involving the tornado [that hit Pine Valley] and the aftermath for November sweeps at 'AMC,' so our dance time started to dwindle. You can't shoot a tornado in a normal length day. Towards the end, I couldn't even make it to the dance studio on the other side of town, so Tony would come to 'AMC' and we'd rehearse there.

4. What's next for Erica now that her old beau Dr. David Hayward is back in town?
I don't know the exact answer for that, but I do know that the show has a lot of very fascinating things in place. David and Erica have an amazing dance coming up at a charity ball [Nov. 26]. I think Erica Kane needs to learn how to ballroom dance. That would be great.

5. Tony, who's already done a cameo on AMC, would make a great teacher for Erica.
Wouldn't he? Believe me, I think so, too!

Susan Lucci Photos

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 7 After tallying the judges' and viewers' votes, the eighth couple to be eliminated from the competition, Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani, was revealed in the "Episode 707A." Airs Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 7 After tallying the judges' and viewers' votes, the eighth couple to be eliminated from the competition, Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani, was revealed in the "Episode 707A." Airs Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 7 Samantha Harris, Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani star in the "Episode 707A" - After tallying the judges' and viewers' votes, the eighth couple to be eliminated from the competition, Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani, was revealed. Airs Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 7 Samantha Harris, Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani star in the "Episode 707A" - After tallying the judges' and viewers' votes, the eighth couple to be eliminated from the competition, Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani, was revealed. Airs Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 7 Tom Bergeron, Samantha Harris, Susan Lucci, Tony Dovolani, Derek Hough, Brooke Burke, Maurice Greene, Cheryl Burke, Edyta Sliwinska, Cody Linley, Lacey Schwimmer, Lance Bass, Kym Johnson and Warren Sapp star in the "Episode 707A" - After tallying the judges' and viewers' votes, the eighth couple to be eliminated from the competition, Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani, was revealed. Airs Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 7 Tom Bergeron, Samantha Harris, Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani star in the "Episode 707A" - After tallying the judges' and viewers' votes, the eighth couple to be eliminated from the competition, Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani, was revealed. Airs Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 7 Jack Jason, Marlee Matlin and Cole Hamels star in the "Episode 707A" - After tallying the judges' and viewers' votes, the eighth couple to be eliminated from the competition, Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani, was revealed. Airs Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 7 Cody Linley, Edyta Sliwinska, Lance Bass Tony Dovolani, Lacey Schwimmer and Susan Lucci star in the "Episode 707" - Each of the remaining couples danced an individual routine, in addition to a team group routine. Split into two groups of three couples each, one group performed the Cha Cha while the other performed the Paso Doble. Airs Monday, November 3, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 7 Susan Lucci, Tony Dovolani, Edyta Sliwinska, Cody Linley, Lacey Schwimmer and Lance Bass star in the "Episode 707" - Each of the remaining couples danced an individual routine, in addition to a team group routine. Split into two groups of three couples each, one group performed the Cha Cha while the other performed the Paso Doble. Airs Monday, November 3, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 7 Tony Dovolani and Susan Lucci star in the "Episode 707" - Each of the remaining couples danced an individual routine, in addition to a team group routine. Split into two groups of three couples each, one group performed the Cha Cha while the other performed the Paso Doble. Airs Monday, November 3, 2008.

    ABC

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum

Follow Us

From Our Partners