The title says it all. I love Susan Lucci, in my book she can do no wrong. She appears on screenand it seems as if the writers have sudden inspiration, as if her mere presence on whatever soundstage she is on, makes everyone bring their A game.
As I grew up, I felt there was something special about the dark haired woman on the soap that my mom watched. As I got older, more and more I fell in love with her, that woman of course is Susan Lucci. I've already talked about how Erica Kane is my hero and how I've tried to model myself after her, this time I want to talk about the actress who so expertly brings her to life.
For 18 years Susan was nominated for Daytime Emmys and each time she went home empty handed. On the 19th try though she won the Prize. Shemar Moore was the presenter and as helooked at the envelope he looked astonished. "The Streak Is Over.." he declared as applause went up. Susan looked bewildered, and I can't say I blame her, I don't know how I'd feel after 18 consecutive losses.
When she took the stage, she was crying, I was crying at home watching. My girl, my favorite actress was finally getting the recognition she so richly deserved. She admitted to Rosie O'Donnell that when she heard "The Streak Is Over..." She thought he was talking about baseball or something. So down to Earth that she didn't even consider that they might be referring to her.
Shortly after her big win, A few friends and I went to the local mall where Cameron Mathison was signing, that man is even more attractive in real life than he is on screen. As our turn to get autographs, we all were anxious. We got our pics and his signature on them. Simple story right, but not the point of the column, I blurted out that he needed to congratulate Susan for her big win for me. Yep I acted like I knew her, I'm sure that Cameron took the message back to her and she got a restraining order or something.
Even if she did I still Love Lucci, she is simply the best, most gracious actress around