All My Children: Debbi Morgan on ABC Soap’s Cancellation

All My Children cancellationIt’s been a wild ride lately for actress Debbi Morgan. While her Angie Hubbard character on All My Children has been part of an unbelievable storyline, the actress has had to deal with the cancellation of the soap opera.

She recently spoke with TV Guide and talked about how she found out that the ABC soap would be ending.

TV Guide: Were you on the set the day the ax came down, or did you hear it second hand?
Morgan: That was a Thursday morning and I was on a plane flying back home to Maryland at 8 a.m. When I landed, I turned on my cell phone and had dozens and dozens of text messages. I’m like, “What the hell?” I open one, and it’s from my makeup artist at AMC saying, “Debbi, I cannot stop crying!” I’m thinking, “Oh, my goodness, what happened? I hope she didn’t lose her job.” Then I walk out of the terminal and my husband is driving up. He gets out of the car before I can check the next text and grabs me and says, “Are you OK? I didn’t know how you would take the news.” I’m like, “Huh? What are you talking about?” And he says, “The show. You know your show got cancelled, don’t you?” I couldn’t believe it! I was, like, “What the F?” But I guess I wasn’t really surprised.

TV Guide: Why’s that?
Morgan: When all those cancellation rumors first came out and sort of lingered, I knew there had to be some truth in it, especially because the network never said anything to us. It wasn’t like ABC was denying it. I had it in my gut. But I never imagined it would happen so quickly. We knew the ratings were going down and that soaps aren’t what they used to be, but to be cancelled so suddenly, so fast? To have just three or four months to wrap things up was the part that was absolutely shocking. I thought maybe they’d give us a year. To think this is the end of Erica Kane! She’s an institution. It’s like the end of a dynasty. Doesn’t it seem surreal? [Laughs] Sometimes I wonder, why the hell do we do this? What are we thinking? As an actor, every time you lose a job you have this feeling like you’re never gonna work again. This is my last job! That’s always in your head.

Morgan also touched on the rumors that she would be moving to The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, or even Desperate Housewives. Despite the fact that this information was reported by some reliable sources, Morgan says that she knows nothing about any of them. She also discusses her feelings about what’s in store for her character. You can read more here.

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