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By the late 1970s, a different set of character types were established, including the chic suburbanite, the subtle single, the traditional family person, the successful professional, and the elegant socialite.
Erica was in the chic suburbanite category which comprised "flashy," achievement-oriented characters with little interest in family and friends.
When the hero of the show and one of the antagonists have a romantic tone right out in the open, as opposed to Foe Romance Subtext.
This adds a degree of tension to the relationship, and as long as you make sure the antagonist is less of a "villain", we're allowed to root for them.
A casting director discouraged her from pursuing roles on television because her hair, skin, and eyes were too dark.
Though Lucci's olive complexion held her back from other acting opportunities, it worked in her favor while up for the role of Erica.
Right, the former playboy, the meddlesome and villainous mother/grandmother, the benevolent mother/grandmother, and the career woman.
Erica was established as the rival to Tara Martin's young-and-vulnerable romantic heroine.
For those parts, the show wanted to cast unknown actors.
Erica Kane is a fictional character from the American ABC Daytime soap opera All My Children.
The character was portrayed by actress Susan Lucci from her debut on January 16, 1970, until the last broadcast television episode on September 23, 2011.
As the rival, Erica was written as money and status-conscious as well as sexually aggressive.
Erica was generally positioned as the antagonist keeping true love pairings, such as Tara and Phillip Brent, apart.