“We are incredibly excited to have the amazing Elizabeth Hubbard join us for Anacostia this year," says creator and star Anthony Anderson. It was so hard keeping such a huge secret from the loyal viewers of the series. Ms. Hubbard is a legend and is one of the true architects of Daytime Drama. This is a dream come true. The episodes are gripping and compelling and I am sure will be a treat for all of Ms. Hubbard’s fans to see her again doing what she loves.
Hubbard reunites with her ATWT daugher, Martha Byrne (Lily Walsh Snyder), who won an Emmy earlier this year for her portrayal of Alexis Jordan on the show. Byrne wrote Hubbard's Anacostia arc with Anderson.
Hubbard won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1974 for her work as Althea on The Doctors, and another in 1976 as star of First Ladies Diaries: Edith Wilson. She received nine additional nominations for playing Lucinda on ATWT, which went off the air five years ago today.
Along with shooting Anacostia with Hubbard, Byrne is putting together a docustory about Liz's life.
"For years I've wanted to the world to see the Liz I've gotten to know throughout my life," Byrne says. "Her experiences in daytime are ones that everyone in our industry and beyond need to know. Who Liz is outside the world of soaps is filled with bravery, humanity, fearlessness and humor. Being a witness to her life, I'm a richer person for it and so are millions of others. I'm hoping our audience for this piece will learn more about Liz and walk away with a greater understanding of what drives her. She's amazing."
- We Love Soaps TV Interview Archive: Elizabeth Hubbard