DC EXCLUSIVE: Terri Ivens Dishes NOH8, Big Snakes and How She'd Bring Simone Back Before The All My Children Finale

While the recently-returned and not-quite-dead Dixie Cooney (Cady McClain) may be the one, great love of Tad Martin's (Michael E. Knight) life on All My Children, many fans would argue the former cad had his raunchiest romps with Simone Torres! 

I recently caught up with the hilarious, gorgeous Terri Ivens, who played silly, sex bomb Simone from 2001–2006, to chat about her upcoming spread for the NOH8 Campaign, big snakes, reality series, SyFy movie monsters (She's starring with fellow soap alum Rib Hillis in the upcoming Piranhaconda) and the unique manner in which she'd like to see Simone pay Tad one last visit before All My Children wraps this Sept. 23.

Daytime Confidential: What made you want to be part of the NOH8 Campaign?

Terri Ivens: My love for @cosmopaulitan and @jasonspitzer79 on Twitter. Shameless plug here: Follow me @terriivens[Laughs]! I believe our decisions are made based in love or fear. Many times when things are unfamiliar to us, we react in fear, whether it’s the instant we see a spider or someone cuts us off on the road. I choose to be one percent better in my choices everyday. Even if I fall short, I’ll be over 100 percent wiser next year! NOH8 is exactly that. No fear, no hate, just love.

DC: What was it like working with that giant snake during the NOH8 photo shoot?

TI: You mean the enormous albino python? It scared the bystanders out of the studio [Laughs]!! It was calmly explained to me, if anything went wrong, I’d be the last one to know!  Seriously though, Jules [Sylvester], the owner of ReptileRentals.com, is the leader in movie-making creatures from big scorpions/spiders to snakes. It was an amazing experience to survive.