More: Wouldn’t online be a better fit then television, since more people can log on to see it any time they want?
SL: Exactly. I love that aspect. People are so busy nowadays, and I love the notion that people would be able to watch at their convenience. It would be a great fit.
More: Where do things stand?
SL: Agnes Nixon is working on all cylinders to come up with new story lines and cliff hangers as we go forward. The last broadcast will be on September 23, and I now am in good company with her.
More: That last taping must have been devastating for you.
SL: Yes. That was a very hard day and an emotional day, too. But what made it so special was after we got canceled, everyone banned together. It was the most fantastic group of people I ever met, and everyone came to work with a smile on their face.
More: Whom do you blame for the end of the relationship between the network and this series?
SL: I don’t know. I question it, but I don’t know any answers.
More: Why has it been fun playing the devious Erica for more than 40 years?
SL: Because of the many inside voices that can come out. Erica is really so much fun and unpredictable. Also with Erica, I got to do the dramatic and the comical things with her.
More: Have your fans come up to you to express their sadness?
SL: They have followed me in public, on Twitter and on my website to share their feelings.
More: If AMC does go online, would you incorporate a-fib into a story line?
SL: Yes. I think that would be a great opportunity to continue getting the word out and spread our message.
More: Where would AMC tape? Los Angeles, or move back to New York City?
SL: I don’t know. If we do shoot in L.A., I am hoping it would allow me to come home to New York much the way I was doing before the show moved out West. We will see . . .
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