The truth about her actions with Phelan may have ripped Anna and Owen apart, but the pair look set to keep up appearances for the sake of young Faye (Ellie Leach). In scenes to be shown next week, Anna (Debbie Rush) will be seen telling Owen (Ian Puleston-Davies) that she wants him to move back in to prevent Faye from suffering further heartache. But can they really put the past behind them? Here, actress Debbie Rush reveals what happens next in the Windass-Armstrong household:
Anna can't be surprised by the way Owen reacted to the news that she slept with Phelan - what did she expect?
She expected some understanding from Owen, for him to be able to see the reason why she did what she did and that she didn’t have a choice.
How does Anna feel when Owen tells Gary about it all?
Anna is disgusted with herself, she feels guilty and that it's her own fault. She also feels violated - the last thing she wanted was for her family to know what she’s done, even if it was for them.
Do you think she should have steered clear of Phelan?
She tried! Inside, she was screaming 'don’t do it', but in the end she didn’t feel she had a choice, Phelan is a bad man!
How is Anna coping in the wake of her separation from Owen?
She's really upset and she's missing Owen. Anna is glad the secret is out there because she finally feels that she’s got the weight off her shoulders, but she feels so disgusted with what she’s done.
Is she adamant that there's no way back for her and Owen?
She's completely adamant because she cannot understand how Owen doesn’t see that this was not her choice and that she feels violated by what Phelan did.
So how does she end up asking Owen to move back in?
It's because Faye is so distraught. Faye’s life has been so up and down since she was a small baby and Anna feels that she can’t put her through any more change, so she decides to see if Owen will stay for Faye’s sake. Anna thinks that they can fake it for Faye's sake.
And how does it affect Anna when Faye starts to notice that things aren't right?
Anna's really upset because things were finally starting to look up and Faye was getting a lovely home life. Anna loves her so much, so she’s really upset for Faye that this has happened. But Anna doesn't want to fight for her relationship with Owen because she can't forgive him for the way he's looking at her all the time.