Finola Hughes, who has been turning in exquisite performances this past week as Anna comes to grips with the fact that Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan) was shot and killed, will be taking a short leave from General Hospital, according to the latest edition of Soap Opera Digest.
The actress is expected to take three months off of her role on GH this summer to direct her new film, Bryd and the Bees. The film is set to star Jonathan Rhys Meyers which is said to tell the story of struggling author, Rebecca Byrd, who on an impromptu trip to Scotland lives the most romantic story she’s NEVER written.
GH’s head writer Ron Carlivati related to SOD, on working around Hughes short leave: “We worked with that, so you get to see some of what becomes of Anna after Duke dies, and we’re forced to hit the pause button a little bit with Anna Devane, but she will be back, rest assured.”
It remains to be seen if Anna will be written-out for awhile, or if she will be on the canvas but not appearing on-screen.
So, excited to hear Finola will be shooting her new film? How do you think GH will handle her short break from playing Anna? Share your thoughts below!