The actresses were told that Kendall would be Erica's new assistant.
"I didn't know when I auditioned for Kendall that she would turn out to be who she is," stated Gellar. Besides, I was scared enough at the thought of working with Susan," she said.
The character was portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar from 1993 to 1995, and by Alicia Minshew from 2002 until the show's series finale on September 23, 2011.
On March 7, 2013, it was announced that Minshew would guest star on the Prospect Park's continuation of All My Children.
She appeared on the second July 8 episode, and exited the same day.
Kendall is the daughter of Erica Kane, a child conceived when Erica was raped on the night of her 14th birthday by movie matinee idol Richard Fields.
Emerging as one of daytime television's most popular and layered characters, "I love playing her.
I enjoyed playing her when she was a 15-year-old high school girl, the naughty girl in town, and I enjoy playing her now, when she's still the naughty girl, but she's broadened her area of operation to include the entire world," said Lucci.Fans protested the age differences due to the changes making Erica and Kendall too young compared to Erica's original 1955 birth year.In response to this, the show's producers rapidly aged Kendall to 23, which moved Erica's birth year one year forward to 1956.For at least two years, the producers of All My Children had been thinking about introducing a new character to complicate Erica's storylines.A casting call went out for a young actress to portray the part of Kendall Hart, Erica's long-lost daughter.Many teenage actors in New York auditioned for the role, and the show's producers were adamant about keeping the character's storyline a secret.