For years, General Hospital (GH) fans thought Anna Devane had only two children, her daughter Robin with Robert Scorpio and her deceased daughter Leora with David Hayward from when she lived in Pine Valley.
Now, it appears that Anna has another baby — one that was shockingly fathered no less than be her longtime stalker Faison!
Finola Hughes says the story twist came as a shock to her when asked about it at the recent General Hospital Convention fan event.
“I was surprised, but apparently not as surprised as viewers who paid more attention to my history than I do,” the witty Hughes said.
“It’s a big risk to tell this story. And I’ve thought about it a lot. Stories come at us very fast and furious. You have to get on board. I think that because we’re in the hands of such great writers we have some really great storytelling on the show right now.”
Where was Anna when she had this baby? It’s worth noting that her timeline on GH is not an uninterrupted one. The character was believed dead in a boat explosion in 1992 that had also mistakenly believed to have killed Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) and Faison (Anders Hove).
But, then the show surprised fans even more when it had Anna spending one night with Faison when she was still a WSB trainee–before she ever met Robert. This, of course, changes the story that Anna was a virgin when she first met Robert.
While it was quite the surprising story, Finola Hughes is just going with the flow.
“I asked one of the writers to come to my dressing room [to talk about the story],” Hughes says. “Once it was explained (to me) and as it unfolds (on-screen) you’ll find out what happened that night. I felt it was tell-able.”
The idea of Hughes being intimate with her obsessive stalker seems a bit odd and difficult for some fans to accept.
“It’s upsetting a lot of people, but I’m okay with having these kinds of skeletons in [Anna’s] closet,” Hughes says.
“People make a lot of mistakes. I don’t think Anna is impervious to making those kinds of mistakes even though she’s worked her way through them. It’s interesting to delve into something as big as this. Giving away [one’s child]) is an interesting story.”
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