HomeTVAll My ChildrenPerformer of the Week: Susan Lucci Luke Kerr April 10, 2009 16 Comments UPDATE: Found a clip of Susan Lucci. Check it out after the jump starting at 2.13 in the clip. It is worth the watch. It has been so long since I’ve been able to say anything remotely positive about All My Children that a scene on today’s episode was like having water poured on a wilting plant in the middle of the desert. Susan Lucci did an outstanding job as the pressure of life, children and lack of love bore down on her and made her explode in a tirade or tears where she told Ryan she was tired of worrying about everyone else and wanted to get back to doing what she did best, making everything about her. The dialogue was great, Lucci’s delivery was spot on and for the first time in years I can actually say something positive about Cameron Mathison’s Ryan Lavery. His expression as Erica had the melt down and then, as she started to cry, he took her in his arms and hugged her comfortingly, were comical, sad and refreshing. Susan Lucci’s performance today is definitely my pick for Performer of the Week and as soon as I find a clip of it on You Tube I’ll update this post. Who is your Performer of the Week? 16 Responses Jillian Bowe April 10, 2009 What the HELL is Erica doing in that tub with Ryan around?! Don’t tell me he’s going to trip and fall and oops he slept with Erica! Log in to Reply Luke Kerr April 10, 2009 I believe it is a screencap from next week’s episode. Erica has to take a bath after getitng covered in auto oil after their care breaks down on today’s episode. I’m assuming they find a remote cabin near where the car breaks down. lol Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe April 11, 2009 Then Ryan’s going to trip and fall in that tub and on top of Erica…. Uh huh!! I know that’s what UpChuck’s gonna do. Nasty self! Log in to Reply Luke Kerr April 11, 2009 This just in: Opal had a preminition that Ryan will slip and fall in with Erica. lol Log in to Reply caitlinp April 11, 2009 I loved Erica’s rant, since it highlighted the fact that for some stupid reason, Pratt and the last headwriters have used the charcter to prop Kendall, Zach and Ryan. My only problem is that the end of the rant sounded like the writers were mocking this iconic character, who has more depth and layers than any character that Pratt or any of the last two headwriting regimes have created. Log in to Reply Freerhythm April 11, 2009 I don’t watch AMC (though I have in the past)…but I happened to catch this scene while flipping channels today. It was great stuff and made me hang out on ABC for a few minutes…. Which is saying a lot because (nobody jump me…) I’ve never been much of a fan of Susan Lucci’s and, aside from the scenes right after Mona died, never really found her acting to be impressive…. Log in to Reply rockermom58 April 11, 2009 It was Classic Erica! And there is a youtube clip up now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwuRpzm0nCE Log in to Reply GossipGirl April 11, 2009 I haven’t been watching AMC because it sucks, but the YouTube clip of Erica ging off on Ryan was the best thing to air on AMC in months! That is classic Erica Kane! It’s nice to have her back! Log in to Reply luverica April 11, 2009 I LOVE HER!!! Log in to Reply blackwan April 11, 2009 That was golden. I luv luv Erica. Log in to Reply SusieQ April 11, 2009 Did Susan Luci co-write this with an AMC fan? Speak it Erica! Scream it from the roof tops! Log in to Reply snizzle April 11, 2009 AMC has been pretty bad lately but this was a great scene. Even Ryan was tolerable. Log in to Reply Dariclone April 11, 2009 I love Susan Lucci, but I’d pick any of her scenes with David Canary over this scene with Ryan. It seemed to be making fun of her. I actually thought Erica and Ryan might’ve made a hot couple at one point, but with Chuck Pratt writing it, I’m not sure if I want it or not. Log in to Reply brtedi April 12, 2009 I’m just happy to see Pratt is utilizing the talents of both actors. I’m also glad he is keeping in mind, both “Erica” and “Ryan” are characters who can/do have comic elements within their characters. brtedi Log in to Reply glowery April 13, 2009 I don’t think Susan Lucci could act her way out of a paper bag, not even with a room full of bubbles. Log in to Reply rebecca April 13, 2009 I hate this scene because Cameron Matheson is in it! HE IS THE WORST ACTOR ON THAT SHOW!They should FIRE him and give Aiden Turner(who has gotten better at acting since he started) ALL of his storylines!! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.