Five Soap Opera Feuds That Spilled Over Into Real Life!
No. 2: Susan Lucci vs. Sarah Michelle Gellar, All My Children
It had to be a bit rough for All My Children legend Susan Lucci to see a sweet, young thing, critics we're calling the "new Erica Kane", strut onto her set in 1993. It was likely even more difficult for the still-Emmy-less-at-the-time Lucci when Sarah Michelle Gellar took home an Outstanding Younger Actress Daytime Emmy in 1995.
Gellar was without a doubt a revelation as Erica Kane's long-lost, badseed daughter Kendall Hart, but there was only room for one Queen Bee in the fictional 'burb of Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, and nobody could sting quite like Erica Kane!
Gellar left the series in 1995, amid rumblings that Lucci had her written off the show. She went on to star in one of the most popular, cult TV series ever, Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-03); while Lucci finally won the Daytime Emmy in 1999, after 18 failed nominations.
While neither superstar actress has ever given more than a few brief statements about the rumored iciness during their time together on AMC, it was pretty telling when Gellar returned for a series-ending cameo and didn't share any scenes with Lucci. Talk about a Mother/Daughter Non-Reunion!