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Susan Lucci Praises TV Daughter Sarah Michelle Gellar (Exclusive) – Hollywood Life

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Susan Lucci may not still be in touch with her former television daughter, Sarah Michelle Gellar. But the gorgeous daytime TV queen had nothing but kind things to say about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress during an interview that took place on Wednesday, February 1 at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection Concert. “Not really,” Susan, 76, told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY when asked if she’s still in touch with Sarah. “No, but I’m so happy for her and she looks great. And that’s wonderful.”

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Susan Lucci and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency / GilbertFlores@Broadimage / MEGA)

Sarah, now 45, famously made her big break back in the 90s playing the daughter (Kendall Hart) of Susan Lucci’s legendary All My Children character Erica Kane. And Susan’s latest comments certainly put a damper on rumors that the onscreen mother-daughter duo didn’t exactly get along. Sarah appeared on the show between 1992 and 1995, then returned as a guest in 2011 as the show wrapped up its 41-year run on the air.

For her part, Sarah has also had great things to say about her experience on the show. “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met,” she told TV Insider in a September 2021 interview. “We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.” She also called the show “the training ground for the rest of my career.”

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Frances Heflin, Susan Lucci, Gina Gallagher, Sarah Michelle Gellar, (© American Broadcasting Company /Courtesy Everett Collection)

Susan has in the past indicated that she’d bring back the incomparable Erica Kane if approached. “I would listen — I would always listen!” Susan told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY at the same event in 2020. “I love everyone I’ve worked with on All My Children. We were really such a great group. If it were in the right hands, absolutely.”

Source link EXCLUSIVE: Susan Lucci Praises TV Daughter Sarah Michelle Gellar

Legendary soap opera star Susan Lucci recently spoke out in praise of particular star actor Sarah Michelle Gellar, who was once her daughter in a past long-running television series.

In an exclusive interview with Hollywood Life, Lucci, 77, reminisced fondly of her working relationship with Gellar and referenced the connection between the two characters that was later filmed in the family drama “All My Children.” Lucci, who portrays the character Erica Kane, and Gellar, playing her daughter, Kendall Hart Slater, shared an interesting old-school chemistry onscreen, expressed Lucci in the interview.

“Sarah was remarkable. She had such a quick mind, so kind and so passionate about what she was doing. We got along really well and lots of fun together. I really remember that experience with affection,” Lucci remarking fondly.

For her part, Gellar expressed mutual admiration for Lucci. She recently posted a photo of herself and Lucci with the caption, “To one of the most generous, kind, and talented women I have ever worked with, @therealsusanlucci. She opened her home and heart to me at a tricky time of my life. I am forever grateful!!! #happybirthday susan.”

Lucci is, of course, an icon in television entertainment and a much-beloved figure working as an actress in soap-opera plotlines that have reached millions of viewers for decades now, spanning over five decades. Her aptness for taking on complicated characters that viewers could identify with made her a household name and earned her various award nominations.

It’s clear from this sit-down with Lucci that the actor remains ever-grateful for the support and admiration she has received from fans, family and colleagues throughout the years, emphasizing how Gellar left an indelible mark on her long-running television series.

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