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Sunday, November 15, 2015
Ian Buchanan (Duke) & Finola Hughes (Anna) Event
Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club, Point Pleasant, NJ
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November 15, 2015 I was fortunate enough to attend a meet and greet with Ian
Buchanan (ex-Duke) and Finola Hughes (Anna) at Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club in
Point Pleasant, NJ.
The event started with an hour-long question and answer session. It was very
clear the many years of working together made Ian and Finola very comfortable
with each other. They were supposed to do a movie together, but it had to be
put on hold. Ian's brother had been going around saying it was a much different
name than it was. Ian said he'd love to come back to General Hospital, but no
one has called yet. Finola wishes that for once the good guys would win;
however, whenever a bad guy is brought in, the fans love him so the good guy
never wins. Finola would love to work more with Lynn Herring (Lucy), Kevin (Jon
Lindstrom), Mac (John J. York), & Felicia (Kristina Wagner).
When Finola left All My Children she kept bugging the Style network for a
show. Finally she was able to host “How Do I Look?” They wanted her to be
meaner, but she couldn't do that, so now the show has a new host.
When Ian was on The Bold and the Beautiful (as Dr. James Warwick), James
Doohan played his father, Damon Warwick. James is probably best known as
playing Scotty in Star Trek. Damon was abusive to James, so they used to joke
and say "Beat me up, Scotty."
When Ian was working on All My Children with Rebecca Budig (as Greenlee
Smythe, currently on General Hospital as Hayden Barnes), Ian had a lot of
medical terms, all of which he'd never remember. When they went to film,
Rebecca had the lines taped between her legs.
Someone once asked Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) how she liked working with Ian,
and she said he came from the “Olden Days” and her mom said no, the "Golden
Someone's Siri went off while asking a question and Siri said "I don't
understand what you are saying." Finola and Ian had a good time with it' and Ian
said, "We want to talk to you, not Siri."
Finola does not know when Jason Thompson (Patrick) is leaving. It turned out
his last day of filming was on Friday, November 20, 2015.
Finola has not yet worked with Kimberly McCullough (Robin).
Finola hopes that Emma comes and lives with Anna. She could start all over
like she did with Robin. Anna all of a sudden has a big house, and Finola and
Ian were joking about this. A bit later someone brought up Alex, Anna's twin
who Finola played on All My Children. Finola asked if Alex was still married to
Dimitri, and someone said that they had gotten divorced in the online series.
Finola said she hoped Alex got a lot of money from the divorce, and someone
said that's how Anna got the house.
After the Q&A, Ian and Finola went in the back while the fans were told how
the meet and greet would work. Ian came over to my table saying hello to two
other people he knew, then he grabbed my hand and asked how I was doing.
I was at one of the last tables to get called to the meet and greet. I told
Finola I had met her many years ago when she did an event with Aiden Turner
(Aidan Devane, All My Children) in Scranton, PA while she was still on All My
Children. She didn't even remember the event! I had some pictures of Ian from
when I saw him in April that I gave him, and he thanked me for them. I got
autographs from both and a picture with both. I gave Ian a hug and told him I'd
see him soon. I plan on attending the General Hospital Fantasy Weekend in April
in NJ, so I told Finola I'd see her then.
It was nice to see Finola after many years, and it was nice to see Ian after
only a few months. Both are great actors and lovely people, and I hope to see
them both again soon.
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