Interview: Look Into Hickland's Eyes

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Yes, ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Lindsay was scheming, manipulative and, let's face it, homicidal. But really, those were just her endearing qualities. "I always love playing that girl," her portrayer, Catherine Hickland, laughs. "She is so out there."

Of course, while Lindsay's been in jail actually paying for her crimes, Hickland hasn't let anything constrain her. The writer, cosmetics queen and stage performer admits to not following OLTL on a regular basis, but she still looks back fondly on the show. "When I do check in, I feel like the fan I used to be before I was ever on it. Everyone there is so talented."

Viewing the show as a fan, though, has made the cancellations of OLTL and ALL MY CHILDREN all the more poignant. The actress has been front and center with protestors, taking to the streets and to Twitter to support the soaps. "For me," she affirms from the thick of a protest, "[being here] is way more real than it is to any executive or anybody who doesn't bother going out to where the real viewing audience is."

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