It's certainly intriguing! But Brody and Jessica are a very well-liked couple -- you and Mark Lawson have great chemistry together. What is it like playing scenes where you, as Jessica, can't act like you know this guy?
"It's really sad because Mark is so giving and so emotional. So, Jessica sees Brody with all this love and stuff pouring out of him, and I have to play as if I don't know him. So, it's heartbreaking. Poor guy. Of course Jessica is not a jerk. She feels horrible that she can't remember this guy. "
She can't help it.
"Not at all. She feels nothing for him at all."
That'll be fun to see play out.
"It was fun to play. Not that part, but there is just some really fun stuff coming up."
With 2010 just starting, it's natural to look back on 2009. You, in particular, had a really amazing set of stories between Jessica and Tess and stealing Starr's baby and realizing her own baby died ... there was so much intense stuff. How was that story to play?
"It's hard to say that I loved the baby-switch storyline because it was probably the storyline that affected me the most as a person. It was the only time ever after work I came home and cried to my husband. The other times I was like, 'Yeah, I did this stuff at work, and it was crazy and fun.' Losing the baby and giving birth alone with Niki in the cabin, I came home and bawled my eyes out. I was like, 'It's so sad!' I mean, it was challenging and it was great. And I also got to work with Erika [Slezak], which was interesting -- where she was Jean Randolph, and I was Tess, which was really a cool showdown. It was also very well-written. The love story between Jessica and Brody was also really fun too. It was nice to see Jessica fall in love all over again because it felt like she hasn't had a love interest. I mean, she hadn't had a love interest since Nash, and that was forever ago."
Jessica really couldn't catch a break. She had a bad year, aside from Brody.
"Exactly. So it was really nice to play something like, 'Hey, I'm in love again!' -- and working with someone new and someone who is really a good actor [was fun]."