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9 March 19th, 2013 GH’s Finola Hughes & Ian Buchanan Special Guests On “A Spoonful Of Paolo” – Watch The Video!


General Hospital’s Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) and Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery) were the special guests on a brand new episode of  “A Spoonful of Paolo”, when host Paolo Presta visited the duo on the set of General Hospital for a very special video interview in honor of GH’s upcoming 50th anniversary!

During their chat, Finola and Ian discuss with Paolo what it has been like to have all the GH favorites from its heyday return, their enduring friendship, and Paolo gives Finola some kudos for her Emmy-worthy performance of last year when Anna’ s daughter Robin (Kimberly McCullugh) “died”.

One of our favorite parts was when Finola and Ian were relating the first day the two of them began to work together on the GH set, and executive producer, Frank Valentini had called them upstairs to his office.

Finola explained, “The first day Ian came back, he said, “Oh God. They are going to make us do the Tango.”  We also heard that Steve Burton (Ex-Jason) was leaving.  So Ian said to me, “The only thing I hope is that they don’t ask me to shoot Steve Burton.  I really don’t want to do that. “  So we come into Frank’s office, and these are the two things we said in the elevator to each other:  “Oh my God! They are going to make us do the Tango,” and Ian said ( in regards to Steve Burton) “It’s the only thing I hope I don’t get to do.”  So we go into Frank’s office and he just blurted it out, “I just wanted to tell you Ian,  your Faison!

Paolo also plays the hilarious Speed Round, a staple of  “A Spoonful of Paolo”, with Finola and Ian to see if they know the history of their characters, each other, and more!

Watch the interview below! Then,  let us know what you think of Finola and Ian’s comments? And, are you rooting for Anna and Duke to be together?

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  1. su0000 says:

    That was lighthearted fun interview, I liked it ..


  2. 10261991des says:

    This is Perfect!


  3. heidi says:

    That was so great!!! Love Finola Hughes!!! I was good t see them together knowing they are great friends… you see it and feel it. I am an Anna and Robert fan but Anna and Duke is a good second. I am so happy Finola has stayed around and I hope she stays for many years! GH is making me have many favorites all at once!!! To use a phrase Finola has said many times before… GH is ann abundance of riches!!!

    Thank you Paolo!!!


  4. jim says:

    Im just grateful to have any of these vets back. This is as close as one can get to a real time machine. It may not make me look young again but it does make me feel that way…sometimes!


  5. susan M. says:

    Did anyone buy People magazine of GH collector issue for the 50th anniverary SPECIAL! I have! It’s really good. A lot of MEMORIES! Past & Present !


  6. aria says:

    this video was so awesome, love it!


  7. Sara Alan says:

    OMG!!!! This is Video Of The Day!!!!! We watched it 5x and LOVED it!!! Such great info & everyone looked amazing!! Thanks Michael.


  8. brian says:

    loved it !


  9. janet says:

    That was great. They are both so outgoing and likable. You can see they like each other and that does come across on screen.
    Nice to see we like Anna, and Duke but now I like Finola and Ian. best to both of them.
    Paulo did a great job also. He knew his stuff.Loved his relish.


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