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Does Finola Hughes Want To Direct Episodes Of General Hospital?

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Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Daytime Emmy winner, Finola Hughes (Anna) of General Hospital is quickly becoming quite the film director!  Her new film, The Bet,  “a multi-generational tale about the sweet, sad, landmine-filled quest for romance” (TheBetMovie.com),  had it’s premiere last night at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, a city critical to the film!

The premiere event was hosted by singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins and Michelle Stafford of Y&R!  The Bet, features an entire cast and crew of first-timers produced by the new Community Film Studio Santa Barbara (CFSSB), the world’s first and only non-profit, all-volunteer, community movie studio.

And in a new interview with TV Guide Magazine’s, Michael Logan, Finola spoke about her new film project and how she was able to fund The Bet, relating,  “It’s amazing what you can beg and borrow. We went out to the community and said, ‘Can you help us? Who knows a carpenter to help us build sets?’ And suddenly five carpenters came out of the woodwork! And it just went on and on like that. It was pretty magical, really. Even in the planning stages, people were so helpful. My friend Susan Flannery (Stephanie, The Bold and the Beautiful), who has done a lot of directing, is very knowledgeable about cameras, so she helped me out a lot. And Kimberly McCullough (Robin, General Hospital)is directing now, too. (Laughs) My daughter! She showed me how to set up shots and how to storyboard my ideas so I could explain exactly what I wanted to my first-time cinematographer.”

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However, Finola’s directing debut begged the question, does she eventually want to direct episodes of General Hospital?  Hughes stated,  “I would love to. I haven’t approached [exec producer] Frank Valentini yet. I want him to see the film. I’ll tell you one thing: I have a newfound appreciation for the directors at GH. On The Bet we’d shoot maybe six pages a day. On a long day at GH, we shoot 120! It’s crazy!”

What do you think of Finola’s new film project?  Would you like to see her direct episodes of General Hospital?  Let us know!

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heidi
heidi

Sure… but not at the expense of having her on our screens!!! She is a very talented lady and I hope she gets the chance!

jimh
jimh

I agree!

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Former DAYS and GH Star Tyler Christopher Arrested

In news no wants who loves his work in daytime wants to hear, Daytime Emmy winner, and one of the best actors we know, Tyler Christopher (Ex-Stefan, DAYS and Ex-Nikolas, GH) has been arrested and ended up in jail on his birthday on November 11th.

According to a report via TMZ,Tyler ‘was arrested in Martinsville, Indiana Monday night — on his 47th birthday — and booked for public intoxication.’  Christopher and his family have been living in Indiana.

The report also says that Christopher is still in jail at the moment, while the outlet posted his mug shot.

Most recently, Tyler played Stefan DiMera on DAYS before being replaced by Brandon Barash. Previously, he played Nikolas Cassadine for 20 years up until 2016.

We will keep you posted on this developing story.

Share your thoughts on Tyler via the comment section below.

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Anna to the Rescue As Finola Hughes Returns To General Hospital

If you caught the end of Monday’s episode of General Hospital, just as Cassandra Pierce (Jessica Tuck) was ramping up her efforts to threaten Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez) on the pier, she is stopped in her tracks by none other than Anna Devane!  And with that, it signals the return of all-time GH favorite and powerhouse actress, Finola Hughes, who has been off the ABC daytime drama series for an extended period of time.

With the return of the mighty Hughes comes some intriguing romantic storypoints in that: the man who proposed to Anna before she left Port Charles, Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton), has found out that he is a father to Hayden’s (Rebecca Budig) child.  Previously, he thought the child had died, but Hayden lied and thus the two have moved from icy towards each other, to growing closer.

What will happen when Anna finds out what has gone in Port Charles while she was away?

ABC and GH released this week’s promo which teases a moment where Anna announces she has returned while Finn and Hayden are together.  You can check that out below.

Now that Finola is back, what are your hopes for Anna in story? Finding the bad guys and finding love with Finn, or will her story take another twist and turn that no one saw coming? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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Amanda Setton Cast As GH’s New Brook Lynn Ashton

Former One Life to Live alum, Amanda Setton (Ex-Kimberly) is about to make her debut on General Hospital in the role of Ned (Wally Kurth)and Lois’ (formerly B&B’s Rena Sofer) daughter, Brook Lynn Ashton!

The news of the recast came via TV Line, and Setton is set to make her on-screen debut next Monday on the November 18th episode of the ABC soap.

In story, it looks like Ned and his current wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) welcome Brook Lynn back to Port Charles. The role haas previously been played by Brooke Radding and Adrianne Leon.

In addition to her work as the former Mrs. Clint Buchanan in Llanview, (Kimberly started as a Las Vegas stripper who came to Llanview to help her best friend, Stacy Moraso played by Crystal Hunt) Setton has had numerous primetime roles including: Hawaii Five-0, The Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project, and Gossip Girl.

News of the return of Brook Lynn to GH comes on the heels of the return of Nikolas Cassadine now played by actor, Marcus Coloma.

What do you think of the return of Brook Lynn means for the characters of Port Charles? Who might be her romantic interest? Share your thoughts via the comment section below

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