Susan Lucci Had Sarah Michelle Gellar Fired from All My Children, Kathy Griffin Jokes
Sounds like a soapy situation to Us! While hosting the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, June 22, Kathy Griffin shared an anecdote of a possible feud between two costars Susan Lucci and Sarah Michelle Gellar that took place during the '90s.
The Bravo comedian, 53, told the crowd that she ran into Gellar, 37, at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 21, and asked if she had ever starred on a soap opera. "She said, 'What?! Don't you know I was on All My Children?! I played Erica Kane's daughter,'" Griffin recalled. "I know, right? So get this s---. I go, 'Really? What was it like?'"
According to the unfiltered host, it was not a pleasant experience for Gellar, thanks to the lovely and legendary Lucci, 67, who played Erica Kane on the show for 41 years. "[Sarah] goes, 'I'll tell you exactly what it was like: I won for best young starlet of tomorrow and it was the one year that Susan Lucci wasn't nominated.' And by the way," Griffin added, "there should be a hush across the room right now because I know you guys can tell that I'm going to say some s--- I shouldn't say."
The comedian claimed, "Anyways, she told me that Susan Lucci couldn't stand her, and after she won the Emmy, Susan Lucci had her fired before the show ended!"
Gellar was nominated for her first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 1994, the same year Lucci was not nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress—Lucci's first time not receiving a nod since 1981. One year later, Gellar took home the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress, and while Lucci was nominated, she did not see her first Emmy win until her 19th nomination in 1999.
Griffin, who bashed numerous celebrities, particularly Kris Jenner, throughout her hosting gig on Sunday night, concluded: "You're not going to get that at the Emmys or the Grammys this year, only right here folks! You're welcome Daytime Emmys! Of course none of that can be confirmed—it can only be alleged under the umbrella of the first amendment under comedy and satire."