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.