Debbi Morgan’s nomination for Daytime Emmy in the June 19th Emmy Awards has her fans waiting in anticipation.
"These are bittersweet times for Debbi Morgan. The ground-breaking actress—daytime’s first black female superstar—is once again riding high on All My Children in the sudsiest of plots. Her character, Angie Hubbard, stopped taking crucial medication and allowed herself to go blind when she discovered she was pregnant, only to deliver a stillborn baby. Angie has no idea her child died because her hubby, Jesse (Darnell Williams), pulled a switch and gave her an abandoned newborn. Meanwhile, the baby’s real mother is lurking in Pine Valley.
This emotional time bomb has made Morgan a frontrunner in the best actress race at next month’s Daytime Emmys. But then there’s that cancellation. “I’m over the moon with the nomination and so happy to be going out with such wonderful material, but the thought of never playing Angie again is too much to bear,” says Morgan, who’s intent on a happy ending. “I know Angie will eventually get her sight back, but I have no idea how this baby story turns out. I don’t want the birth mother reclaiming that child!”
Can Angie forgive Jesse for scamming her? You bet. “He did what he did because he couldn’t stand to see Angie suffer and I know she’ll understand that,” Morgan says. “I get a lot of angry mail saying, ‘What Jesse did is a federal crime!’ My character may indeed lash out at him, but there’s no way she won’t come around.” After all, notes Morgan, “AMC ends in September, but Angie and Jessie are forever.”