AOL 1995 Chat
OnlineHost : Welcome to the ABC
Auditorium. This evening we're talking with Marcy Walker, who portrays Liza Colby on ALL
MY CHILDREN, a role she originated on the show in 1982. Liza has returned to
Pine Valley as station manager of WRCW where she will work closely with her former beau,
Tad Martin. Before her return to ALL MY CHILDREN, Marcy starred on "Santa
Barbara" as Eden Capwell Castillo, a role which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award
for Best Actress. She also played Tangie Hill on "Guiding Light". Marcy's
other work includes starring roles in several movies-of-the-week, including "The
Return of Desperado", "Bar Girls", and "Midnight Child".
Marcy can also be seen, along with GENERAL HOSPITAL's Genie FRANCIS and Leigh
McCLOSKEY, in "Terror In the Shadows", which will air later this year.
Question: How does
it feel to come back to NEW YORK.
Marcy Walker: I came back 2 years ago for
the Guiding light. I was so thrilled to come back to the East Coast after being on the
West Coast for 9 years.
Marcy Walker: I love the change of seasons
and just being in NY in general.
Question: Why did you leave GL
Marcy Walker: I left Guiding Light because
I really had nothing to do there. It wasn't the kind of experience I could myself into as
anactress. I they were paying me a great deal but I wasn't really doing much. I had to
leave for my own creative spirit.
Question: I love you and A MARTINEZ, you
two have the best chemistry, will you ever do another project with him?
Marcy Walker: I would love to work with A
anytime. Nobody has asked us to do anything together though. I guess it's just a matter of
Question: is liza going to break up tad
Marcy Walker: Probably ;-)
Question: I have seen just about
everything thing you've been in, including Life in the Mississippi. What role you would
like to do that you haven't done yet?
Marcy Walker: Anna Karenina. I don't see
PBS coming to me anytime soon!
Question: Would you like to have more
Marcy Walker: I would love to have more
children. Now that my brothers and I are older, I see the value of having siblings and I
would really love to have my son experience that also.
Question: Marcy--It is so great to have
you back! Can you tell me if Jennifer BASSEY (Marian) is going to go back on-contract as
Liza's mom now, so that we will see more of Marian?
Marcy Walker: They are definitely going to
show the relationship between Liza and Marian. You will lots of Marian, but I don't know
anything about her contract.
Question: Liza this is Jane Haynes from
Delaware. It's great to have you back. What can we expect with Liza and Tad
Marcy Walker: Expect lots of fireworks
between the two!
Question: Which of
your characters do you identify with the most?
Marcy Walker: I suppose I identify with
each of them in a different way. The dark side of me is probably very Liza-like and the
other side of me is probably like Eden. I can personally relate to each of the characters
a lot. I have played both good and evil.
Question: Will Erica
KANE be your adversary?
Marcy Walker: Would you like her to be?
Question: What is the best part of being a
Marcy Walker: Being an actor is a great
way to make a living.
Question: Any chance that AMC will bring
Amanda BEARSE back, even for a short time?
Marcy Walker: I think the show would love
to bring her back if it were possible. She is directing now and has carved out quite a
niche for herself in prime time.
Question: What are your thoughts about the
way Santa Barbara ended?
Marcy Walker: I think that it was
unfortunate that they decided to end the show because it made the dedicated audience we
had suffer. I think it was political as to why it ended. Everyone felt a little gypped. I
felt badly about the way it ended.
Question: Were you ever on line before
Marcy Walker: Yes, I go online all the
time. I love to see what you guys are saying.
Question: Are you glad to be back on AMC?
Marcy Walker: I'm ecstatic. I'm so happy
they asked me to come back. It's a great show to work on and I had forgotten how wonderful
it is. I feel blessed.
Question: Do you miss working with A
Marcy Walker: I miss working with A and
miss seeing him. We had the kind of friendship that you hate to see end just because you
are not working together any longer.
Question: Do you miss the GL cast? Who was
your closest friend on the show?
Marcy Walker: I do miss the cast a lot.
They are a great group of people and they are so talented. My closest friend really wasn't
just one person, Liz KIEFER, Melissa HAYDEN and Rick HEARST were some of my closest
buddies on the show.
Question: how do you stay in such good
Marcy Walker: I think I'm pretty lucky. I
have young child to run after all day so that keeps me in good shape.
Question: It is sooo great to see the
flashback scenes of you and Michael as Tad/Liza from the 80's!! Are there more of those
scenes to come ?
Marcy Walker: Who knows. The one thing I
noticed about the flashbacks was that my voice seemed about two octaves higher!
Question: What is
the best part of being on All My Children?
Marcy Walker: The best part is working on
a flagship show that has a group of people who are not only talented, they are the cream
of the crop of professionals.
Question: Will you and Erica really get
into it? You would be a great match for her.
Marcy Walker: When I saw that I had scenes
with her I was thrilled. We hadn't had many scenes together when I was on the show before.
I would love to have more scenes with Susan.
Question: When & why did Liza leave
Marcy Walker: September 17, 1994 was my
last day on Pine Valley. Liza left to go to college with her tail between her legs. She
was in shame.
Question: How long have you signed to be
Marcy Walker: I signed a two year deal.
Question: If you did not do a soap what
would your dream be.
Marcy Walker: If I wasn't an actress I
would love to be on the other side of the camera. I would like to explore directing, but
feel that is something I can still do later on.
Question: Are you anything like liza in
Marcy Walker: I hope not. I can't say that
I am anything like Liza, especially the way that Liza is now
Question: Is there anyone else in
particular that you miss working with from Santa Barbara?
Marcy Walker: I really miss working with
Jed ALLAN and Judith McCONNELL, they played my mother and father on the show.
Question: Do you have any pets?
Marcy Walker: Yes, I have a dog named
Rosie and a hamster named Charlie.
Question: How does ABC handle working
mothers? Are you able to bring your children with you to the soundstage?
Marcy Walker: It's only been five weeks
since I've been back. I've seen other people's family members here so I think that ABC and
AMC don't mind if your family comes to work once in awhile.
Question: Will Liza actually get Janet to
be a guest on the "Cutting Edge"? I think that would be great!!
Marcy Walker: I know that Liza asks her,
but I don't know the outcome.
Question: How old are your brothers ? Do
you see them often ?
Marcy Walker: I see them a few times a
year. We are all really busy. We are seven and eight years apart.
Question: Your recent TV movie was
excellent. Was it fun working with Genie FRANCIS and Leigh McCLOSKEY?
Marcy Walker: It was great to work with
Genie because I had heard so much about her but we had never worked together. I worked
with Leigh on Santa Barbara. He played my evil rapist on SB so it was nice to get back at
Question: How did you feel to step back
into the role of Liza on AMC after playing her before?
Marcy Walker: I was a little nervous about
how it was that she changed. As you get older and the foundation of your youth is grounded
in manipulation, I kept questioning myself as to what her intentions are now. I had to ask
myself a lot of questions about Liza.
Question: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO GREG AND
Marcy Walker: Jenny was killed on an
exploding jet ski and Greg went to Hong Kong.
Question: Marcy, do you ever read the AOL
Marcy Walker: Oh yes I do! Watch what you
Question: What is it like working with
Marcy Walker: It's great working with
Susan. You couldn't ask for anything better.
Question: What was it like working with
Marj DUSAY on GL?
Marcy Walker: Marj is a crack-up. She has
the greatest sense of humor and always keeps you laughing. That's what you want when you
work such long days.
Question: I'm very glad your back on
AMC....Who besides Tad would you like to get involved with on the show?
Marcy Walker: I did one scene the other
week with Chris BRUNO (Michael) and it was great. I also think it would fun for Liza to
take Erica's man away from her. I love working with Michael NADER (Dimitri).
Question: Did you and Dr Kinder, have a
relationship? What are the plans for your interaction with the good Dr.?
Marcy Walker: Liza and Dr. Kinder do share
a past, but I don't know what their future holds.
Marcy Walker: We have time for one more
Question: Marcy, do you get to choose your
wardrobe. Liza's clothes are fabulous!
Marcy Walker: Is this Maggie from
wardrobe? I get to help choose them, but I don't get to keep them, which is really the
important issue !
OnlineHost: Thank you for joining us this
evening. Don't forget to watch Marcy on ALL MY CHILDREN every Monday through Friday at
1:00 PM, ET, on the ABC Television Network.