DC #595: Eileen Fulton Interview


On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast, she was television’s first Super Bitch, Lisa Miller on As The World Turns for the better part of five decades, now the legendary Eileen Fulton is back to doing what she loves best, performing her sassy, fun cabaret act throughout New York City.

Luke and Jamey caught up with Fulton just in time to dish about her upcoming Christmas show I Remember…or At Least I Try this Friday night, Dec. 17 beginning at 7 pm. at Don’t Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street) in New York City. Fulton offers a preview of the tunes and stories she plans to enchant her legions of fans with and also regales the DC boys with several of infamous soap stories, like:

The time she got hit in the face by a fan who hated Lisa.

What really fueled her clashes with ATWT creator Irna Phillips?

What it was like to take the character of Lisa from daytime to primetime to compete with ABC’s Peyton Place on Our Private World?

Which ATWT scribe truly got what made Lisa tick?

And so much more. Fulton also sounds off on daytime execs maddening penchant for putting veteran performers out to pasture in favor of newbies. As if that wasn’t enough, Fulton provides fans the opportunity to win tickets to her show via a Facebook contest. This podcast is the ultimate treat for As The World Turns fans still mourning the loss of their iconic soap!

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar of Smitty
    Smitty

    GREAT INTERVIEW! REALLY ENJOYED IT!

    My favorite Lisa moment from the time when i was watching ATWT’s was when Edquardo died and Lisa sued John Dixon for malpractice. John then became involved with Lisa. Then they had that engagement party and John broke it off with Lisa there and embarassed her at the party with a video breaking up with her. That storyline just sticks out in my memory for some reason. Loved Lisa! I would love to see her show up on another soap.

  2. Avatar of east.west
    east.west

    Wow just wow! Living breathing soap/television history here w/this interview. +infinity w/this interview guys and Eileen is such a gem and a hoot. Such a shame that during my time watching the show I never got to see, in addition to the other vets, her in action in the way that has made her a legend. Alway Youtube I suppose.

    One of your best podcasts!

  3. Avatar of luverica
    luverica

    CHURCH MS. EILEEN! ATWT was one of the few soaps that I’ve never watched on a regular basis. I knew enough people who did, listened to the recaps on DC, and one of my best friends worked from time to time as an extra on the soap so I knew enough about the story to watch the final episode and not be totally lost. No matter what soaps you watch or don’t watch, Eileen Fulton’s Lisa were one of those characters that every soap watcher knew and I too DID NOT APPRECIATE how they treated her character on the final episode. Yes, the scenes with Lucinda and John were great but seriously, Lisa, along with fellow super veteran characters Bob and Kim, should’ve had the best send off all the characters in Oakdale.

    Now imagine when (which might be sooner than we think) AMC has their final episode and Susan Lucci is treated like that. How would that look?

    All in all, that was a great interview. Eileen is truly one of daytime drama’s premier icons and I consider that a huge get for the DC crew.

    Btw, have you ever tried getting some of the other big icons of daytime, like for example, Susan Lucci, Anthony Geary, Genie Francis, Jeanne Cooper, Erika Slezak, etc? Just curious.

  4. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Eileen is truly a daytime LEGEND. The term “legend” gets tossed around far too often nowadays, but it applies to her.

    It truly saddens me whenever I remember that I will never get to see Lisa again, or any of my other favorite Oakdalians, unless it’s on YouTube. Damn those bastards for canceling such a great show.

    And YES I’m still bitter……….and no, I will not apologize for it!!! ;) ;)

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