HomeTVABCFinola Hughes Bumped to Contract on General Hospital Jillian Bowe April 6, 2012 ABC, Comings & Goings, General Hospital, News, Soap Opera 31 Comments Great news for Anna Devane fans! General Hospital showrunner Frank Valentini announced on Twitter today that Finola Hughes has been placed on contract. Valentini tweeted: 31 Responses soapjunkie88 April 6, 2012 This is awesome news!!!! Finola Hughes is rocking very scene she’s in these days. She deserves it! Good move, Frank. Wish he would have done the same with Tristan Rogers right from the beginning though. Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 April 6, 2012 This was a no-brainer. Welcome and wonderful news!… 0:) Log in to Reply Cindy Reid April 6, 2012 So happy to hear we will be seeing more of Anna. We have to keep GH on the air! Log in to Reply SavePortChuck April 6, 2012 Frank you did it! You saved Port Chuck!!! I’ll be watching every day again with Finola Hughes on contract. Log in to Reply Katheryn71 April 6, 2012 So happy to hear this news. I agree she’s been great in every scene and with every person she’s shared scenes with thus far. Log in to Reply david46208 April 6, 2012 @Soapjunkie88: Is that Ally Rescott Bowman as your avatar? Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 April 6, 2012 [quote=david46208]@Soapjunkie88: Is that Ally Rescott Bowman as your avatar?[/quote] No … that’s Tanja von Lahnstein, a murderous villainess from the German sudser “Verbotene Liebe”. Played to perfection by Miriam Lahnstein. Log in to Reply Soap_Stud April 6, 2012 How much do I love the reference to “Loving”? Why can’t that show be on DVD? Thanks david46208 Finola Hughes is just one of those actresses. The kind of actress who invests so much emotion and feeling into every line, every storyine she is given..similar to Kim Zimmer, Judi Evans, etc. I am thrilled she has inked a long term deal with the soap. Anna has woke Luke up. Tony Geary looks to be enjoying his work again, and frankly, it has been awhile since I have witnessed that in him. Log in to Reply doodleynoodle April 6, 2012 Good news! Log in to Reply Puertoricanlips April 6, 2012 David46208 yes also for the refence to Loving I didn’t think anyone still remembered my belove soap loved her Aunt Ava Marie Rescott Alden played to perfection by not the original but the only Ava in my mind Lisa Peluso boy do I miss her on daytime soaps Log in to Reply GHFan777 April 7, 2012 :party: :party: I am so happy about this news. Anna Devane is one of my all time favorites on this show…She really classes GH up…She is a fantastic actress, that brings so much to each scene that she is in. I am thrilled they are keeping her around for Emma and Patrick…and I look forward to her working with my other new favorite on the show…John McBain. Log in to Reply Soap_Stud April 7, 2012 My fave Cornith resident was Gwyneth Alden, played superbly by Christine Tudor. I enjoyed Lisa Peluso’s Ava and Lauren Marie Taylor’s Stacey. I loved Trucker and Trisha and the whole Cooper, Ally, Casey drama. Geesh. Now, I want “Loving” back! Log in to Reply angrierblackerman April 7, 2012 [quote=soapjunkie88] No … that’s Tanja von Lahnstein, a murderous villainess from the German sudser “Verbotene Liebe”. Played to perfection by Miriam Lahnstein. ;)[/quote]I absolutely love her! I also love Jessica! I have a thing for devious blondes, hence why I am enjoying Connie/Kate (cartoonish as it may be). I need to catch up on VL. The last episode I saw was Christian being knocked out in a ring and having some kind of heart attack. Log in to Reply pjc722 April 7, 2012 Great news with Fiona staying put in Port Charles but my only gripe now will be you will have 4 major players as “SUPER COP HEROES” and not one of them will be able to get Sonny behind bars and let it stick. That’s my major fault with this show is that Sonny has yet to pay for a crime because the rationale that every plays to why he shouldn’t, can’t wont etc. are all sooo lame. “Poor Michael” seeing his father go to jail for seeing his father shot someone to death. he won’t be able to deal with it” Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 April 7, 2012 [quote=angrierblackerman]I absolutely love her! I also love Jessica! I have a thing for devious blondes, hence why I am enjoying Connie/Kate (cartoonish as it may be). I need to catch up on VL. The last episode I saw was Christian being knocked out in a ring and having some kind of heart attack.[/quote] Totally off-topic … but what the hell … you have to catch up then! Really great stuff going down around the time of VL’s 4,000th episode that aired back in January. Didn’t like Jessica in the beginning but she did grow on me recently. But back to the topic, I hope they have something great in store for Anna. It’s about time Port Chuck has some investigators with a brain around again. Log in to Reply The_Moustache April 7, 2012 OH. i thought the HUGE news was that David Hayward & Orpheus labs were coming to General Hospital. oh well. Log in to Reply GHFan76 April 7, 2012 All hail, Finola!!! Best Performer in daytime right now!!! Log in to Reply TV Gord April 7, 2012 The_Moustache, David IS Anna’s ex-husband, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility… I even joked a couple of weeks ago that he might have Robin. Log in to Reply Carol2 April 7, 2012 [quote=TV Gord]The_Moustache, David IS Anna’s ex-husband, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility… I even joked a couple of weeks ago that he might have Robin.[/quote] Considering that GH writers don’t even know Anna lost a child, I’d be surprised if they know about David being her ex. I just hope they give her more to do than handholding McBain and Luke. Log in to Reply JasonMorganIsAHottie April 7, 2012 Awesome! I’m loving Anna back on the GH canvas. Now please kick Sonny and Luke to the curb, STAT! Log in to Reply The_Moustache April 7, 2012 on the other boards they’re saying that FV/RC want Melissa Archer “Natalie” and Bree Williamson “Jessica” from OLTL to join GH as their characters. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin April 7, 2012 Awesome news. Now lets get robert back Log in to Reply Mimijuan74 April 7, 2012 Great!!!!!! Finola has been wonderful to watch. Log in to Reply GHvetfan April 7, 2012 Anna is the shiz. She needs to teach these other pretenders what it is to be a strong female character. All hail Anna Devane!!! Log in to Reply petitejolie April 7, 2012 Frank is one good looking man Log in to Reply giogio April 7, 2012 Petitejolie – He is soooo handsome. Me bad. Still love looking at a good looking man. :X Log in to Reply maxsmom April 7, 2012 OMG, I think what a good looking man everytime I see his picture, and I really believe it’s part of why I shift most of my anger on Ron, I just cant get or stay mad at Frank. I am ashamed…but DAMN He’s FOIN! Log in to Reply flyhigh5 April 7, 2012 [quote=EricasEvilTwin]Awesome news. Now lets get robert back[/quote] Hear, hear! Log in to Reply flyhigh5 April 7, 2012 Anna rocks – but there is extra magic with Robert. I still don’t understand why there wasn’t any effort to keep Robert around. In the wise words of Adele, “We could have had it all!” Log in to Reply sassysdreams April 8, 2012 Yeah!!!!! :love: :party: :beer: :bigsmile: :party: Log in to Reply For Whom the Bells Toll April 8, 2012 Jump for joy! Love Finola. She’s great with any character and brings class to the GH ensemble. Such good news!!! :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.