ATWT Stunner Colleen Zenk Dishes The Classic "Hello, Barbara" Storyline With Anthony Herrera
Goodbye, Barbara. As The World Turns' Colleen Zenk (Barbara) sat down with We Love Soaps to talk about the end of her run as the unforgettable Barbara Ryan. Check out what she had to say about the classic "Hello, Barbara" return-from-the-dead of Barbara's bastard ex-husband James Stenbeck (Anthony Herrera):
We Love Soaps: Barbara’s relationship with James Stenbeck in the '80s is also beloved by fans. His “Hello Barbara” return-from-the dead was such a shock. That was before everyone came back from the dead, and before there were spoilers.
Colleen Zenk: It was a shock for everyone in the production as well. They kept it so quiet. They eliminated the name “James” from every single script. Nobody knew he was coming back except Doug Marland and Bob Calhoun, our executive producer at the time. I was told the day before. The crew didn’t know. Obviously wardrobe did because they had to put him in the monk’s robe. They snuck him into the building, they snuck him on set, and it wasn’t until “Hello Barbara” that anyone knew James and Anthony [Herrera] were back. It was cool, and it was the first back-from-the-dead story.