Alicia Minshew is known and loved among soap opera fans for her role as Kendall Hart in the daytime series All My Children. She’s kept busy with her family and other projects since the show ended its long run last year. Alicia chatted with TheCelebrityCafe.com’s Robert Kirchgassner about her mark on soaps and what she has planned for the future.
TheCelebrityCafe.com: Alicia, first of all, let me start by saying that my sister is a big fan of All My Children.
Alicia Minshew: Thank you. That’s really cool. How did she react to hearing that it was cancelled?
TCC: She was down about it although we both heard a while back that it would be online now. I’ve heard, though, that plans to revive the series are currently suspended.
AM: Yeah, I thought that might happen. I just wasn’t sure how it would work. Right now, we’ve been doing fan events to show the fans we appreciate them, so be on the lookout for future projects.
TCC: Would you be willing to be part of the online series if you were asked?
AM: I don’t know, maybe as a recurring character. But, after being on the series for 10 years playing Kendall (Hart), I’m looking to do other things. I don’t think I’d do it full-time again, though.
TCC: Kendall was previously played by Sarah Michelle Gellar. Was it intimidating to play a role that was already established by another actress?
AM: It was very intimidating (laughing). I heard how great Sarah was so I thought ‘I’d better kick ass in this.’ But she played the role seven years before I did, so I thought there was long enough period of time for me to establish myself in it. But, yeah, I was scared out of my mind for the first few weeks and felt I really had to prove myself.
TCC: Did you ever meet her?
AM: I actually met Sarah a year after I started playing the role. She and Eva LaRue are friends and she came to the set to see her. We just gave each other a big hug and she said I was doing a great job. Sarah had actually sent me a basket of flowers, cakes and cookies with a note saying that Kendall was a great role and for me to have fun playing her. That was really gracious.