INTERVIEW: General Hospital’s Finola Hughes on Mob Wars, Leading Men and Robin’s Return





Any long time viewer of General Hospital can't help but smile, whenever the always beautiful Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) has scenes with Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) or Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery). To that end, never in a million years did Hughes think she would be playing Anna for all these years.

"It's amazing, isn't it?" said Hughes when I ran into her at the Television Critics Association Press Tour last month. "I had no idea. It's truly a great role. I'm always excited about what the writers come up with."

Hughes enjoys the occasional flashback to Anna's epic adventures, though she's less enthusiastic about reliving 80's hair.

"My hair was so crazy," she admitted. "It was so huge!"


Anna certainly has a lot going on these days in Port Charles. A mob war is brewing, Robert's awake and she's just learned Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) may still be alive. Hughes had plenty to say about her then-upcoming storylines when we chatted.

"I am very interested in seeing what is going to happen," said Hughes of Anna's role as police commish amid the clash of the Jeromes and Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). " Oddly enough, I will be more sympathetic toward Sonny Corinthos, as the Jerome family impacted me personally."

Oversexed Ava Jerome (Maura West) has had several intense run-ins with Anna's lover, Duke Lavery. Is Hughes worried about the interloper setting her sights on Duke?

"I'll deck her if she does!" Hughes quipped.

 

8 Responses

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    TomZulawski

    Anna and Luke absolutely do not belong together. Luke belongs with Laura, where the hell is Genie Francis and why hasnt she been involved in a major front burner story. Genie can act her ass off around any actor on any show.

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=liason4real]In a recent TV Guide interview, AG called LnL fans children for wanting Luke reunited with Laura.[/quote]

    Which interview are you referring to? The last TV Guide interview with Geary I saw was the one to the 50th anniversary with Jane Elliot and Kin Shirner. I know that Geary loves Luke’s relationship with Tracy but calling Luke/Laura fans childish!? Never heard that one.

    Anyway I adore Finola Hughes. She’s such a great actress. Her scenes always feel so real. Her emotions are always on point. Can’t wait for Anna’s reunion with Robin.
    As for Luke and Anna, I wasn’t so much against the pairing as others. But let’s face it, their short liaison can’t be compared with Anna/Duke, Luke/Laura or even with Anna/Robert and Luke/Tracy. Don’t need these two revisited as a couple but have nothing against them being friends.

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=Grimm]Anna/Patrick (he always had a thing for Spy-granny) or Anna/McBain had incredible pairing potential. Sabrina and Sam who?[/quote]

    I doubt it’s in Anna’s character to ever start something romantic with her son-in-law who is also the father of her granddaughter. For some soap characters that might work very well but Anna isn’t one of them IMO. I would find myself rolling my eyes if they attempted to go there.

    Finola Hughes and Michael Easton shared amazing chemistry. But Finola is one of these actresses who has chemistry with all her male co-stars IMO. Would I have liked to see a McBain/Anna pairing? Well maybe but I was too much into McBam to even consider. LOL

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    liason4real

    [quote=soapjunkie88][quote=liason4real]In a recent TV Guide interview, AG called LnL fans children for wanting Luke reunited with Laura.[/quote]

    Which interview are you referring to? The last TV Guide interview with Geary I saw was the one to the 50th anniversary with Jane Elliot and Kin Shirner. I know that Geary loves Luke’s relationship with Tracy but calling Luke/Laura fans childish!? Never heard that one.

    Anyway I adore Finola Hughes. She’s such a great actress. Her scenes always feel so real. Her emotions are always on point. Can’t wait for Anna’s reunion with Robin.
    As for Luke and Anna, I wasn’t so much against the pairing as others. But let’s face it, their short liaison can’t be compared with Anna/Duke, Luke/Laura or even with Anna/Robert and Luke/Tracy. Don’t need these two revisited as a couple but have nothing against them being friends.[/quote]

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    Here’s the link to the interview.

    http://www.tvguide.com/News/General-Hospital-Anthony-Geary-1071852.aspx

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