Soap Opera Allie: Did you lobby for the role of Margo Hughes on ATWT?
Ellen Dolan: No. Doug Marland called me in L.A. (at the time) and asked if I would do the part. I had to audition but, yes, I got the part.
Allie: What helped prepare you to play Margo?
Ellen: Four years of Guiding Light.
Allie: What did you hope to bring to the role of Margo?
Ellen: I wanted her to be funny/quirky .... everything you don't get to see in her these days.
Allie: What was you first job as actress?
Ellen: Katrin in Mother Courage at the Milwaukee Rep. Co.
Allie: What was your favorite moment as Margo?
Ellen: Howling at the moon with Samantha.
Allie: You have such a full schedule. What do you do to relax and unwind?
Ellen: Cuddle up in bed with Angie [her daughter, born in 2000] and watch a movie on TV or The Food Network and HGTV (her request REALLY ... just so cable knows).
Allie: How do you hope ATWT leaves Margo when the show ends later this year?
Ellen: I don't hope anymore.
Allie: What do you plan to do after ATWT is off the air?
Ellen: I am doing a lot of stage work, now. Something I never had time for until my character no longer had any "story value." Right now I'm rehearsing a play at the Beckett Theater called (tentatively) I Forgive You Ronald Reagan.