Out of all the talent behind “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” the one voice missing after news that neither series would be moving forward with new episodes was that of Daytime Emmy Award winning actress Erika Slezak (ex-Victoria Lord, “OLTL”). On her official website, Slezak has broken her silence via her 2013 Holiday Letter for fans. In it, Slezak says, “I loved being back at ‘OLTL’; I loved being back with all my friends on the show and we had a wonderful time although it was short lived. Still, I am very grateful for that brief opportunity to have played Viki once more.”
To read the full letter, see below:
Well, this year has certainly been one of ups and downs; we started last January with such high hopes for the revivals of ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children’ and things seemed to be going so well when we started production in March. Unfortunately we produced only 8 weeks of shows, and then everything fell apart. Our boss, Jeff Kwatinetz, is still trying to bring both shows back, but personally I think that will be a very difﬁcult feat to pull off. As things stand now, production on both shows has been shut down, so there will be no more ‘OLTL’ or ‘AMC,’ at least not in the near future. But we never give up hope! In any case, I loved being back at ‘OLTL’; I loved being back with all my friends on the show and we had a wonderful time although it was short lived. Still, I am very grateful for that brief opportunity to have played Viki once more. Personally my life has been very busy and very good. It’s wonderful to be home and enjoy all the pleasures of home life. I am hoping that in the next year I will be able to ﬁnd work elsewhere but if that doesn’t happen right away, I will be grateful for what I had. Once again, I want thank Walter Miller for his unﬂagging support and for keeping this little club aﬂoat. I also want to thank AJ, Kit Williams and Stephen Schoﬁeld. Walter and Stephen spent a lot of time in correspondence with Jennifer Pepperman, our most recent producer, and were invaluable in assisting her with photos and background information on ‘OLTL’ and Victoria Lord. And in particular, I would like to thank all of you for your incredible support during our online phase. This would never have come about if it hadn’t been for you, and the entire cast and crew of ‘OLTL’ is extremely grateful. I wish all of you a very happy and healthy holiday season and all good wishes for the New Year. We never know what the future holds, so perhaps I will see you all again from the screen or the stage or wherever. Merry Christmas!