On September 23, 2011 it was soap opera’s All My Children’s last day on ABC. The show was produced and taped at Stages A and B at the Andrita Studios in Los Angeles, California. The show aired on September 23rd, and the following information and interview happened that same day – enjoy!
Most of what everyone tends to remember when it comes to anything ‘entertainment’ is usually the adult actors.
In this case, though, when it comes to All My Children, the children who have been a part of this famous daytime soap opera are quite memorable themselves. They, like the adults, have equally helped to make the show so special.
Danielle Parker (Emma Lavery) and Tate Barney (AJ) are two of those special and talented young actors.
Danielle’s and Tate Barney’s mothers, Shari and Sandra, have been so kind in asking their children to share with knotmove.com some of their memories/experiences on the set of All My Children. By the way, Danielle and Tate are best buddies!
Danielle Parker has been with the show since August 17, 2010. The character first appeared in July 2006.
Danielle, what was your first day on the AMC set like?
“My first day on set I was nervous, but when I got on set and started working with Melissa Claire Egan (Annie), Brittany Allen (ex-Marissa), and Tate Barney (AJ), they were all so welcoming and helped me find my way.”
Did you have a favorite All My Children storyline?
“My favorite storyline was when Emma was kidnapped by her mother, Annie, and returned angry and lashing out at Greenlee. It was so much fun to play the bad girl!”
How about your funniest memory?
“My funniest memory is the first time I was in Ryan’s penthouse. I was suppose to come through the front door, but it would not open because it was jammed.”
In general, what can you say about your experience on All My Children?
“Every day I got to go to work at All My Children was filled with great memories, great friendship, and so much fun!”
Is there anything extra special that you would like to share about your last week on set or anything else about it or the cast members as well?
“Being a part of the last week on set was so special. It was wonderful to be with all of the cast and crew and so sad to know we were filming the last week of shows.
I am going to miss seeing everyone until we hopefully come back to work on the Internet – All My Children with Prospect Park.
My wonderful TV Dad, Cameron Mathison, has recently signed with Prospect Park to continue as Ryan Lavery in the new Internet All My Children.”
Tate, what has it been like for you to have worked on All My Children?
“Being on set the last few days of filming was fun because everyone was there, but it was also sad because I’m going to miss everyone a lot.
It was really hard saying goodbye to Jacob, since he is going to the Bold and the Beatiful.
It has been so much fun and such a cool experience. I can’t wait to go on the Internet with everyone. I hope they really want me!”
Thank you Tate, Danielle and your mothers for allowing knotmove.com the priviledge of sharing your All My Children memories. All of us at knotmove.com look forward to what is in store for the show and for each of you as well!
By the way, outside sources, as well as the show itself, reveal that when the series finale aired it was left open-ended (a cliffhanger!) for an eventual return with Prospect Park.
The show’s Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey) seem to have broken up for good, and in the end, a drunk JR Chandler is shown shooting at an undisclosed person that could either be Erica or someone else.
To find out more, tune in…