Finn and Anna certainly are one of GENERAL HOSPITAL’s more unlikely couples, but the doc’s portrayer, Michael Easton, believes that’s exactly why the duo works! “It’s certainly an eclectic pairing,” he admitted to Soaps In Depth with a chuckle. “You always hope that opposites attract, and they are really different in a lot of ways.”
However, Anna and Finn also have quite a bit in common, something their Port Charles friends have noted. “What Felicia said a while back really stuck with me,” Easton recalled. “It was something to the effect of, ‘You both save lives and care about humanity but try to shut everybody out. If you could find each other, you could be good for each other.’
“I think that sums them up really well,” the actor continued. “Amid all the differences, Finn became an addict to distance himself from people and from his loneliness, self-loathing, pain, and sadness. I think Anna does a similar thing with her work: Her addiction is her job. They both have these strange, addictive personalities. So it’s always going to be volatile… but she’s very charming, obviously!”
Of course, every successful soap opera couple needs chemistry, something that Anna and Finn have in spades, thanks to the connection Easton shares with his co-star. “I must be the luckiest guy in daytime, with the actresses I’ve been able to work with,” he marveled. “Every time I step on stage, [Finola Hughes] makes me better!” It’s an opinion that Hughes herself shares. “I have a great scene partner in Michael,” she raved with a grin. “I couldn’t ask for a better person to bounce this off of.”
Finn has been helping Anna navigate her new relationship with her son, Peter, while she’s been on his side as he struggles to deal with his own family demons. Of course, all that took a back seat when Anna was stricken blind and the pair teamed up to uncover the truth behind the virus that caused her ailment. It looks as though there’s nothing these two can’t face together… of course there is that baby Finn doesn’t know he has!
Stay tuned to watch Finn and Anna’s romance continue, and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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