Regis & Kelly
March 15, 2001
Excerpts from Interview
Erika says it doesn't seem like 30 years. It feels more like 3
Kelly tells Regis he should touch Erika as she's won 5 Emmys. Regis is
hoping to win his first.
Regis shows photos of Viki:
Photo of Erika from 1971 It one with long hair taken during her
first year on the show and the only year she had long hair Erika
Photo of Viki visiting "Heaven": Erika remarks how she was
dressed in white chiffon, ballet slippers and no makeup, that's how she wants to
go to heaven.
Photo of Viki and Ben dancing at their Wedding
Reception: Erika says, yes, that's Mark Derwin. I like to tease him that
he's my current husband.
Kelly adds (regarding Mark): Isn't he great?
Erika nods in agreement and says Mark Derwin is just adorable.
Kelly remarks that they are such a cute couple.
Erika agrees they are. "He is just adorable, we have a lot of fun and I think
it shows. We like each other and it shows on the screen, it makes a huge difference."
Kelly asks if there is a party?
Erika tell Regis and Kelly that ABC is throwing her a big party tonight
(3/15/01) and that tomorrow her Executive Producer is giving her a special
luncheon with everyone in the studio invited. She's delighted because everyone
she works with every day, some for 28 years, will be invited.
Favorite Storyline: Multiple personality storyline and Breast Cancer
storyline. Erika discusses the many contacts she's had from breast cancer
patients and talks about one who stopped her yesterday. Erika says if the
storyline helped get one person that's all the reward you can ask for.
Least Favorite Storyline: Hypnotizing Viki and having her shoot her
son that she really loved.
Erika goes on to say that I am an actress, I was hired to play Victoria, even
if sometimes my heart isn't in it.
Kelly jumps in and says she has never seen Erika give a performance where her
heart wasn't in it.
Erika: That's what they pay me for, that's my job, I get great pleasure out
Kelly admits to being a "Shameless" OLTL Fan!
As Erika leaves Kelly and Erika hug with Kelly telling her she is the best.