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28 February 15th, 2013 Finola Hughes Talks General Hospital’s 50th, Anna’s Love Life, DWTS In Her Future?

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The one and only Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) chatted with Access Hollywood during their recent set visit to General Hospital! During the video interview, Finola discussed getting to work  again with long time GH favorites including:  Jack Wagner (Frisco) Jane Elliot (Tracy) and Lynn Herring (Lucy).

In addition, Finola weighs in on Anna’s love life and getting the opportunity to work with both Tony Geary (Luke) and her long time pal, Ian Buchanan (Duke)!

When asked about the show’s upcoming big 50th Anniversary, Hughes stated, “I think the fact that we, at ‘GH,’ are doing so well right now, and to enter into our 50th anniversary on such a high, it feels really sweet!”

With General Hospital so close to celebrating its anniversary in April, and ABC’s reality dance competition, Dancing with the Stars returning in March on the same network, Access Hollywood suggested that Finola, who is a ballet dancer herself, should be one of the celebrity competitors to which Hughes replied:  “I would love to do Dancing with the Stars! It would be so much fun.  I, of course, watched this last season like crazy because Kelly Monaco (Sam, GH) was on.  It just looks like a blast. Yeah, it would be great.”

Watch the video interview with Finola below, and let us know if you have loved Finola Hughes return to General Hospital as much as we have? And, do you want to see Anna back in the arms of Duke?  Plus, what do you think of a brilliant 50th Anniversary ABC crossover having Finola on Dancing with the Stars?

 

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  1. Jeffrey Anderson says:

    I think this is great idea for her dancing that I remember her articles about ballet dancing just like in the movie “Staying Alive” Joh Travola way back in 1983 or 84.
    I thought this is fantastic and Mrs. Hughes… U can do it I knew that. Blessing for your great talents!!!

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    Cartini replied

    I had to post this somewhere!! : Ellie Is Lauren !!!

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  2. Sharon B says:

    I really like Finola Hughes and love having her back on GH! I don’t like her with Duke on GH. I like her with Robert. She would be great on DWTS! Hope they let her go on DWTS.

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    maddiehayes replied

    I agree, Anna should be with Robert! But Duke is better than Luke – ugh! ITA, Finola would be great on DWTS!

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    Tali replied

    This is what I was going to write, so DITTO!!!

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  3. louisa says:

    I adore her. And she seems so nice! But, the thing is, she is a professional dancer. Not really fair for her to be on DWTS.

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    GHFan replied

    She is not a ballroom dancer!!! There is a HUGE difference!! I would LOVE to see her on!! At least she fits the criteria of being a STAR unlike half the cast that they get year after year!

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  4. JR says:

    Finola is brilliant. If it weren’t for Cartini getting behind her by offering her a contract & making Anna Commish again, I doubt I’d be paying this much attention to the show. I love, love, LOVE her with Duke, her soulmate, and am uber excited about their continued story together with her in his arms frequently. I would normally be excited to see her compete on DWTS except right now she is on 5 days a week, and I’d like that to continue. Not sure if it can with her on DWTS. Call me greedy. I will support her no matter what she decides though. As long as we can see mucho Anna & Duke after DWTS is over, I am game.

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  5. Dan says:

    I’ve loved having Finola back on GH. I wasn’t watching when she was a regular in the 80s and early 90s, but I had always heard about the legendary Anna Devane. She’s been everything I thought she would be and more. A great actress, sexy, and classy. She brings it in every scene she’s in, and elevates the work of everyone she works with. A real pleasure to watch her on the show.

    Bringing her back and signing her to a contract was one of the best moves Frank Valentini has made since he took over GH.

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  6. Carrie says:

    Love having Finola back on General Hospital. Every scene that she is in is better just because she’s there I enjoyed seeing Anna and Luke together but agree that if Duke is on the show then Anna and Duke were true loves and they need to work their way back to each other . I think that Anna and John McBain havegreat chemistry together on the professional level I could see a whole show just about the two of them and I would be happy.

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  7. Patrick says:

    Finola Hughes – Should You Read This. Heartfelt; Thank You…. for portraying such warmth, unabashed, Big hearted Love…. unconditionally, do you generate so much feeling…. The mother/daughter team you give us… with Kimberly McCullough. is riveting.

    geez… when it was learned that the 1st Duke was none other than…Faison….. I am dissapointed at the writing since that time…. when the REAL Duke started airing…. the LOVE story you shared… ie: the flashbacks were beautifully done….. inasmuch as the memory of seeing Duke should remind you that it was at one time Faison… but… there was so much love with you and the real Duke… that i’m surprised that the writing and story has slowed drastically with Ian Buchanon….Duke.

    my point…. I love you with Duke…. heck, when Robert comes out of his coma… that’s a real triangle….. genuine real love with either Duke or Robert….. i don’t see it so much with Luke.

    You’ll be bringing home the Emmy this year…. You are a beacon of soap serial…. old skool…

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  8. Eileen Hargis says:

    Sorry, but I dont want to see Anna reunite wirh Duke. It might have been some great love story 20 years ago, but now all it is, is boring. There is zero chemistry with them now, and she will never look at him with love again. At least she and Luke have chemistry. Tho with Laura back, who knows what the writers want to do with him. He is better with Tracy than anyone.

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  9. John Eric says:

    I would love to see Finola Hughes on Dancing With the Stars, as long as Anna doesn’t get back-burnered too long! I am open to seeing more exploration of an Anna/Duke reunion but would be way more excited by a triangle between Anna/Robert/Holly!!!

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    heidi replied

    Agree completely… Anna would have to win Robert in the end!

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  10. carol wilson says:

    LOVE HAVEING YOU BACK AT GH. Alo would love you on DWTS.

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  11. heidi says:

    I absolutely love her… both Finola and Anna!!! Please keep her around for a very long time!!! Anna is a great character and please let her have more scenes with Tracy/Jane… they are great together! LOVE GH!!! Can’t wait to see each episode!

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    heidi replied

    Forgot to say that I want Anna and Robert to get back together in the end!!! Love those two! Missing Robert/Tristan… let’s get him out of the coma soon!

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  12. jim says:

    Not only would i like to see Finola on DWTS, id like to see Anna dancing at the nurses ball too but with Duke not Luke.

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  13. jim says:

    i couldnt get video to play. others worked for me. bummer.

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  14. Patrick says:

    Always a class act!

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  15. aria says:

    Love Finola Hughes, so glad she’s back full time and knowing this would of never happened under the previous reigime makes one feel so grateful. The fact that GH is enjoying this comeback of sorts truly is a blessing. I simply feel so lucky as a fan to be able to enjoy my fave show with my fave actors now back on.

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  16. janet says:

    Even being a dance that was soo long ago Anna would be great in DWTS.It would even bring me back to watching that show.I have been a little disillusioned with that show lately.
    I never was a Duke fan before but Lately I like him a lot. I would watch Ana with Duke ,but I would really love Anna with Robert. Robert with the twinkle in his eye. Guza has made me dislike Luke . I don’t want to see him with Anna and I want Laura to give him back some of the garbage he did to her. I love Laura,and Scottie and her together would be Luke’s head splitting .
    Cartini has cleaned up a LOT of Guza’s mess. The show is for the most part watchable,I watch in real time ,commercials and all,when I have to watch on the dvr,I don’t FF hardly any..maybe just the Sonny part.Plus enough of carley.
    The returns are what have made the show watchable,and entertaining. Congrats on the 50 years . How about another.

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  17. Michael says:

    I love Anna!

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  18. Jennifer Summ says:

    No disrespect to RnA fans, but Anna has had over 20 years to be with Robert and it never seemed to work out. She even had the chance during her on and off again break ups with Duke to go back to him, but she didn’t. I would love to see Anna and Duke working on a relationship again. It should be fun to watch everything unfold. AND would love to see a little bit of daytime back into DWTS again. Go for it Finola.

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  19. Suzee says:

    I really hope they ask Anna to participate in Dancing with the Stars, She would be awesome I think, I hope they ask her!
    Suzee

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  20. Beth CP says:

    The woman is a class act and an overall goldmine in terms of acting chops with a character that can easily help carry GH into and beyond its 50th year anniversary. Personally I prefer Anna with Robert, partially for the back and forth banter that they so easily engage in. That pairing speaks to the “intellectual”, challenge match that I always felt was at the heart of these two. In that respect, Tristan Rogers is the perfect foil for FH’s Anna. Ian Buchanan’s Duke ia appealing for the “romantic” sweep that was such a part of their couple. I’ve enjoyed the brief twosome that Anna has had with Luke, but now that GF is back, let’s see AG be pulled back to her orbit.
    As for FH being a contestant on DWTS? I’d love to see it knowing her past training and career as a dancer, which is where I made my first aquaintance with her. “Staying Alive” came out during the time I myself was working in a ballet company. Lots of great memories of that film.

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  21. Ryan says:

    Finola Hughes is awesome! For real, she is a major reason why I watch GH again everyday. What a true gift for viewers and the show itself to have this incredible talent back where she belongs, running the show at GH! Much thanks again to Valentini and Carlivati for signing her last year to a contract.

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  22. Scott says:

    I met Ms. Hughes when I was, like, 18 in 1988 at the Beverly Center. I only knew her as “Anna” and was so embarrassed that I had to ask her name. But guess what? She was so kind. And, I’ve never forgotten her name since. Love that she’s back!

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