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GH: Finola Hughes Talks 50th Anniversary
Topic Started: Feb 14 2013, 07:53 PM (968 Views)
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Finola Hughes has called the upcoming 50th anniversary of "General Hospital" a "really sweet" moment.

"I think the fact that we, at 'GH,' are doing so well right now, and to enter into our 50th anniversary on such a high, it feels really sweet," the actress, who plays Port Charles Police Chief Anna Devane, told Access Hollywood, when asked about the daytime drama's impending anniversary.

Being a part of the cast again on a full-time basis has brought a myriad of new acting opportunities for Finola - including working with Anthony Geary's Luke Spencer, who Anna had a brief romance with recently on the show (one which seemed to finally be put to rest earlier this week when Anna told Luke she wanted to pursue things with Duke Lavery).

"I've always wanted to work with Tony. Our paths crossed right as I was leaving the show [before], and I got to play one scene with him," Anna told Access when we visited the set of the ABC soap. "Coming back and having an opportunity to work with him has been just such a gift."

Recently, Finola has been paired again on screen with Ian Buchanan who played - at first Faison, in disguise as Duke, and now, once again, the real Duke. The two share a connection off-screen, which she admitted does make those smooches a little amusing.

"It is kind of weird," Anna laughed. "He's the godfather to my middle child and whenever we kiss, we always laugh because it's so funny. But we played [a] romantic couple for years and I think what we celebrate and love about the characters is just the flawed [nature of the pair]. And also, him being the bad guy and me being on the side of the good -- she wants to believe that that's going to change, but I think that your character is your character.

"But, yeah, it is weird playing the romantic side with Duke, but we embrace the sides that we love about each other, Ian and I," she added.

With "General Hospital" so close to celebrating its anniversary in April, and "Dancing with the Stars" returning in March on the same network, it wouldn't be a surprise to see a "GH" star on the reality competition and Access has an idea for the upcoming cast - Finola!

"I would love to do 'Dancing with the Stars,'" she said when Access posed the question. "It would be so much fun."

Finola has ballet in her background, previously appearing on the London stage, and later, dancing with John Travolta in "Stayin' Alive."

The actress also is well-versed in all things "DWTS."

"I, of course, watched this last season like crazy because Kelly [Monaco, who plays Sam McCall on "GH"] was on," Finola said. "It just looks like a blast. Yeah, it would be great."

"General Hospital" airs weekdays on ABC.

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Ooh. Does this mean that Duke will have more edge? He's been playing the pussy cat, but maybe the tiger will come out to play?
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Oh, wow, I haven't seen the show(s) where Anna finally breaks things off with Luke. I'm up to Feb. 12 so it might be right around the corner.

I never could stomach these two and it has nothing to do with Luke's Laura or Robert connections.

Emmy winning actors do not always add up to chemistry with other Emmy winners. Think Guiding Light's Kim Zimmer and Justin Deas back in 1996. Those two were horrible together and thank God that TPTB put an end to the Reva and Buzz marriage super fast.
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My reaction to current Y&R ...

^ I agree. I HATED Luke and Anna. At least Luke and Tracy had a funny little chemistry going, him and Anna have nothing.
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