On reading with her daighter Charlotte:
"We spend a lot of time reading. We read in the morning when she wakes up. She'll usually bring me a book, and we have a thing where she's only allowed one book at a time. So she knows if she wants to change books, she has to take the book, put it away, and bring out the other one. So we usually read one or two in the morning, when
she's getting up, and throughout the day she likes to pretend and read to herself, and then I read to her before her nap, and we always read at night."
On her alltime favourite book:
"I do love Time Traveler's Wife, which I guess kind of is a romance novel, in a sense. I love Shadow on the Wind. I love Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go! And I gotta say, I love me some Valley of the Dolls."
On her favorite kinds of books:
"I love books so much, people expect me to be a book snob, and I'm not. I'll read anything. I love biographies. I love fiction. I love classics. I'll pretty much read anything, except I'm not a big romance novel person. I can do Jodi Picoult, I can go there. My next book on my list I want to finish is Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry."
On Charlotte's favorite book:
"Well, this week it's Hop on Pop."
On finding time to read:
"To me, that's my relaxation. I don't get the stimulation that I get from books from television, the same way my brain works, and so at night, I'll get into bed and I'll read off the bat. Living in New York again for so long, the subway was great for reading. I read in the car on the 405 [in L.A.] Traffic's so bad, I have plenty of time."
On her favorite book-to-movie adaptations:
"I think they did a wonderful job with the Harry Potter series. Having read the first three before the first movie came out, I thought there's no way it can be as great as my mind wants it to be. But I have to say, I think they've done a pretty spectacular job with it."
On the cancellation of "All My Children," which she starred on from 1993 to 1995:
"I'm very upset about that. First of all, they had the audacity to cancel it on my birthday. So let's have that discussion. I think it's criminal. I remember pretending to be sick when I was younger and staying home and like watching the ABC soap lineup in bed. And I realize it's
tough economic times and it wasn't necessarily financially working, but there has to be a way to make it work. And these shows have been on for 40 years. I'm sorry, [but] I don't see either one of these shows they're replacing with it lasting more than a year. I really don't, and I say that with confidence. And I think, I don't think they tried hard enough to save the genre. And, it's just devastating to me."
On her favorite memories from working on "All My Children":
"My friends that I made: Kelly Ripa, Eva La Rue, Sidney Penny. I still speak to these women all the time. I made amazing friends, and it was one of the greatest training grounds I ever could have asked for."
On coming back for the finale:
"I'm waiting for the call. I would. I absolutely would. My phone is not ringing. I think it has to be more like a bartender or something because there is someone that plays my character now. She does an amazing job with it, and it is her character now, so I'd have to play someone else. I could be the UPS man!"