By Marlena De Lacroix
You ever think you’re going to hate something and you wind up liking it? I certainly chortled when I heard jail-bound Erica Kane on All My Children was going to escape from the cops during a police van crash and go on the run handcuffed to a bank robber named … Sugar.
Some AMC writer has to be an old movie fan, I thought! The Defiant Ones is a 1958 movie in which convicts Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis go on the run chained to one another after escaping following a train crash). And Sugar? Darlings, how many times we all seen Jack Lemmon/Tony Curtis in the 1959 drag comedy classic Some Like it Hot, in which Marilyn Monroe plays a sexy/sweet band singer named … Sugar.
I have a theory who that 1950s movie fan/AMC writer might be … but more on that shortly.
I actually thought Erica and Sugar were quite fun together all of last week. The Rosie Perez-flavored Sugar (whose given name is Carmen Morales) is a real shot of energy for AMC and the debuting Elizabeth Rodriguez a refreshing acting partner for Susan Lucci. Anyone who thought [Read more…]