Fan favorite Leann Hunley returning to DAYS as Anna tomorrow!
Soap Opera Digest revealed today actress Leann Hunley (Anna) will be returning to Days of Our Lives tomorrow Friday, December 11. Her return was kept under wraps due to her involvement in the soaps big umbrella storyline. SOD reports Hunley has been has been secretly taping scenes on the Days set for a while now.
“I was pleasantly surprised when I got the call. It came out of the blue,” the actress told Digest. “It was one of those, ‘Would you be interested in coming back for a few days and then we’ll see what happens.’ And I said, ‘Okay.’ But they said that the caveat of the whole thing was that I had to keep it a secret. So, I didn’t even tell my mother!”
It was a little over nine months ago that Hunley announced on her she would be departing DAYS. Earlier this year the soap cut six of its popular veteran actors from its cast due to cuts in budget. It’s great that Hunley is returning to the role she created back in 1982.
Anna will play a huge part in the kidnapping storyline of baby Sydney, daughter of Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) and EJ Dimera (James Scott). Nicole Walker Dimera (Arianne Zucker) kidnapped baby Sydney in an attempt to keep the child she tried to pass off as her own, only for Sydney to be taken from her! Sami, EJ, Rafe (Galen Gering), Roman (Josh Taylor) and Brady (Eric Martsolf) have been checking into any leads that might reveal the whereabouts of Sydney. Some fans have speculated that Stefano has being behind Sydney’s second kidnapping, hoping to be the savior in order to repair his strained relationship with his son EJ. Others thought Nicole might have planned it all along. Turns out they were all wrong. Tomorrow it’ll be revealed that Anna is the one who took Sydney!
What possible motive could Anna have for taking the baby? I’m sure we’ll find out soon! Tune in to Days of Our Lives, weekdays on NBC and weeknights on SOAPnet.