Eileen Fulton on As The World Turns' Finale: "It's Marvelous"!
TV Guide's Michael Logan chatted with As The World Turns' Eileen Fulton about what fans can expect for the show's final episode.
TV Guide Magazine: How is the finale itself? Will the audience be satisfied?
Fulton: It's marvelous! Very touching without being drippy. [Executive producer] Chris Goutman did a good thing — I just love him! — and I was very proud of everybody. It's a beautifully written script and a great tribute to Helen Wagner. There are some wonderful old scenes with her character, Nancy, that the fans are gonna love. [Wagner, who uttered the very first words on ATWT, died last May]. I wish Helen had known how much I appreciated and admired her.
Fulton spills the beans regarding her feud with the late Wagner.
TV Guide Magazine: Weren't you two notorious for your backstage tiffs?
Fulton: Oh, we'd get mad at each other but I loved her so. She'd always fuss at me because I cuss so much. She'd say, "Watch your mouth!" And I'd say, "Helen Wagner, if I can't say my 'goddammits' then goddammit I couldn't live my friggin' life!" [Laughs] Only I didn't say "friggin!" You know, dear Helen was supposed to be in my 50th anniversary episode. She died right before. We were scheduled to do a lot of scenes together that day, but the week before that she went into the hospital. Still, she was studying that script! She told the doctors, "You have to operate and sew me up and get me back on my feet because I have a show to do on Thursday!" Nobody had greater respect for ATWT and the acting profession than Helen Wagner.