Days of Our Lives fans are asking if Susan Lucci might be heading to Salem for a guest spot after head writer Ron Carlivati posted a picture of the two together. Carlivati has been friends with Lucci, as well as many other iconic daytime soap actors, for a while now. Could their long friendship potentially lead to Ron Carlivati convincing Susan Lucci to head back to a daytime soap opera, if only for a small guest spot?
Days of Our Lives: Susan Lucci Headed to DOOL?
Days of Our Lives fans began to spread their interest and excitement over Susan Lucci potentially coming to DOOL after Ron Carlivati posted a picture with her on his Twitter. Of course, Susan Lucci is no stranger to soaps. Susan Lucci starred as Erica Kane on the long-running ABC soaper All My Children before it was canceled.
Fans of Lucci would love to see her head back to daytime drama in any capacity – and Days of Our Lives fans have quickly shown they would love to have her. But would Lucci even consider heading back to soaps? She did famously say that she would never act on any daytime drama again when General Hospital was attempting to bring her there to reprise her AMC role.
But Susan Lucci did say this a while ago, so could she maybe change her mind? After all, Ron Carlivati has known her for a while, and she could make an exception to work with him. Maybe Lucci could add some drama to whatever Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus) cooks up next. Or Susan Lucci could star opposite Days icon Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) in some capacity!
DOOL: Ron Carlivati Lured Donna Mills to General Hospital
Ron Carlivati is no stranger to enticing iconic actors to the daytime soap fold. He most famously did this as the head writer for General Hospital. So, why wouldn’t he do the same now that he’s the head writer for Days of Our Lives?
When Ron Carlivati wrote for GH, he famously convinced prime-time soap icon Donna Mills to portray Madeline Reeves. The character was the mother of Nina Reeves (Michelle Stafford). You probably best know Mills from her role on Knot’s Landing as Abby Ewing. The famous actress has many acting credits to her name.
Ron Carlivati convinced Mills to head over to GH and wrote the character especially for her, never intending it to be a permanent role. She was essentially a very important guest star. Donna Mills reprised the role of Madeline Reeves now and then but pretty much abandoned it after her pal Carlivati was axed as the ABC soap’s writer. Could he work that same magic with Susan Lucci at Days of Our Lives?
David works to rescue Erica after she is horribly injured in a car accident that he was responsible for. ALL MY CHILDREN 1999. #VincentIrizarry #SusanLucci #AllMyChildren #AMC pic.twitter.com/2UEZn2Ukb1
— TeamVincentIrizarry (@TeamIrizarry) December 18, 2018
Iconic Susan Lucci No Stranger to Daytime
Of course, the legendary Susan Lucci knows the ins and outs of daytime drama – maybe better than anyone else. She starred as Erica Kane on All My Children from 1970 to 2011. Since the show stopped airing, Lucci has not appeared on any other daytime drama. However, that hasn’t kept fans from still adoring the iconic soap star!
Lucci notoriously was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Actress for 19 straight years before she won her first in 1999. She may have gone 19 years without this Emmy, but she always stayed a fan favorite actress. She would be a great asset to the steady improvement of Days of Our Lives storylines under Ron Carlivati’s guidance.
While he might not be able to get Susan Lucci to come to DOOL long-term, a one-off cameo or few episode guest arc might be possible. Of course, the photo might be just two friends hanging out – not talking business at all. Fans would surely love to see her back on their television screens, so let’s keep our fingers crossed.
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