Susan Lucci Gets Honest About Her Plans to Retire


She has no plans to slow down! Susan Lucci recently sat down with Closer Weekly for an exclusive interview — and revealed whether or not she plans on retiring in the near future. The 71-year-old laughed at the question. “That is not a word in my vocabulary or on my radar!” she gushed, adding that she’s currently busy working on the launch of a new workout line with QVC as well as Celebrity Autobiography, to name a few of her projects.

The All My Children star shared that she doesn’t even want to slow down at this point in her career. “I love what I do! I feel very lucky and grateful to get to do what I do,” she added.

Lucci is most known for playing Erica Kane on All My Children from 1970 until 2011. And even though she held the role for 40 years, she admitted she’d be open to possibly doing a reboot of the hit soap opera one day. “I would be open to reconsidering!” the proud grandma told Closer.

And that’s not the only experience she’d be happy to try out again. Lucci also shared that she’d be interested in doing another season of Dancing With the Stars. “You know, I would do it again. It was a spectacular experience. I’m so happy I did it,” Lucci, who was partnered with Tony Dovolani in 2008, exclusively revealed.

Next time, however, she’d want to do it when she’s not as busy as she was a decade ago. “I was working in NY while I was doing DWTS in LA, so twice a week we were flying back and forth, and I was working on All My Children,” she said. “So next time, if I ever did it again, it would be my only project!” We can’t wait to see what’s next for Susan!

Want to know how the 71-year-old stays in shape? Check out the video below.

This post originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly.

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