Kathie Lee & Hoda: Susan Lucci
Susan Lucci, the queen of daytime soaps, who managed to be nominated for more awards before winning one in the history of daytime television for her role on All My Children, is now taking on some real-life drama as the host of Investigation Discovery’s Deadly Affairs. In a clip, the sultry host really showed us just why she has always been so well paid for being so very bad.
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Henry Schleiff, one of Investigation Discovery’s producers, got Susan Lucci hooked on the role almost the moment he showed it to her. His presentation, Susan said, was just so funny and well-thought out that, even though she didn’t know him, decided that she immediately had to meet him. The book that explained the show to her was actually made with a still of Susan as her character from All My Children.
Susan Lucci’s role on Deadly Affairs is an interesting one. Rather than just hosting as herself, she hosts as a character whose voice she speaks with in small vignettes before all of the segments start. All of them are filmed on location in luxurious New York homes. It is a unique take on hosting, and takes full advantage of Susan Lucci’s talents. As you can imagine, Susan enjoys the role immensely.
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Don’t be fooled into thinking the vignettes beforehand mean these shows are fiction, though. They are all dramatic reenactments of crimes that actually took place as the result of an affair. There are even interviews done with the people who were tied to the crime or the people involved with the crime, and even some investigators, providing extra insider information on the mystery.
With all of the cases being ripped straight from the headlines, Susan Lucci was amazed at how often men and women that get a raw deal in a relationship don’t just walk away from it, and instead opt to murder their betraying betrothed. As Hoda said, more often than not, the person that is most likely to murder you is sitting right across the breakfast table.
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Susan isn’t just getting into character to narrate murder mysteries, though. She also has a part on Devious Maids, the hit TV show from the creator of Desperate Housewives. She loves both the show’s material and the actors involved. Even on their days off, actors still come to the script readings in Atlanta, just because they want to know what’s going on that badly.
You can catch Deadly Affairs Saturdays at 10 p.m. EST on Investigation Discovery.