So, what’s the latest on Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) in the town of Port Charles? Well, as we head into November Sweeps the crazies are out in full force hatching their plots, while the PCPD chief is trying to keep everyone inside the law! And on the romantic front – watch out for Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring)! Could she be a viable rival for Anna for the love of long time love, Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan)?
On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Daytime Emmy winner Finola Hughes for this “quickie” chat at Jen Lilley’s (Theresa, DAYS) very successful Stars Strike Out Child Abuse event to benefit Childhelp last week, and got some tidbits including: Will Anna ever figure out what has truly happened to her daughter Robin (Kimberly McCullough)? Read on to find out Finola’s thoughts on it all!
Looks like Anna may have some competition for the affections of Duke (Ian Buchanan) from none other than Lucy Cue (Lynn Herring)! How do you feel about playing this kind of a romantic twist?
FINOLA: Oh, I think you got to shake it up. I love Lynn. So, the opportunity to perform some silly scenes with her is really going to be a plus. I have known Lynn forever, so it’s going to be fun.
One of the more recent big cliffhangers on GH was with you as Anna on one side of the door at the Crichton-Clark Clinic, and Robin (Kimberly McCullough) on the other! But they never saw each other! Does Anna truly believe Robin is not in any danger right now?
FINOLA: I know …we were on the other side of the doors! We shot the scene where Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Anna believed that Robin was in Paris, and that was the closure. But, I think they pick up the story a bit later. I actually shot something the other week that just might verbalize what Anna is thinking.
Everyone wants Anna to be the smart police commish and figure out the crimes, and not to be the last to know! (Laughs)
FINOLA: I think whenever I say anything I say as Anna, I think I know more than I am saying, so I try to play it like that! (Laughs)
You are performing this Thursday in Kimberly McCullough’s stage reading of Hey Day I know it’s kind of secret who everyone is playing in it, and who they are emulating, especially since this based on a soap opera in it’s “hey day”, plus it’s about a young ingenue thrust into the middle of the off-screen and on-screen world of the soap, “Doctors of Romance”!
FINOLA: Kimberly has been talking about this for a long, long time. It is going to be very funny. I know who I am supposed to be emulating in it. I have seen the scripts in various installations as it has gone along, as it has slowly developed.
How is working with Vinessa Antoine as Jordan? She is so Charlie’s Angels, and is fantastic!
FINOLA: Oh, my God …I love her. She is so Charlie’s Angels, and I love that. We always have fantastic conversations. I just really respect her. She is a really cool girl. She is a good egg, as they say.
Will Anna be busy in November Sweeps with all the crazies out in Port Charles?
FINOLA: There are so many crazies out. You can’t blink without seeing crazies! You turn around and you fall over a “crazie”! (Laughs)
So then, one can assume, Anna may be very busy cleaning up the crime-ridden streets of the town?
FINOLA: I think I come in on the tail end of it, sweeping up the sweeps … sweeping up the tail end of November Sweeps. (Laughs)
So, do you think Lucy will win the heart of Duke Lavery? Will Anna be able to stop the madness in Port Charles? Does Anna sense that Robin is in trouble, and will she ever find her? What do you think about the team of Jordan and Anna working together? Do you you enjoy their scenes? Share your comments below!