Annie Dutton’s biggest rival was Reva Shayne, because Annie became obsessed with Reva’s forever man, Josh Lewis (Robert Newman), according to Soap Central. Their battles were epic and Cynthia Watros admitted that Kim Zimmer, who played Reva on “Guiding Light” from 1983 to 2009, was the person who influenced her the most on that show.
“[Kim Zimmer] was a pro,” Watros told Soap Opera Digest. “I was schooled in theater and coming from this theater school into daytime, and she knew how to work the camera and she taught me how to work with the company. She was loving, and an amazing person, but she was also tough. She was my biggest teacher on that show, definitely.”
When asked what one of her most memorable moments was as Annie, Watros recalled one of the characters most heinous acts, done to ruin Reva’s life. ” Oh, boy, it could be so many!” Watros said, before describing a scene that had to be coordinated just right. “But I think when Annie was carrying the baby that she knew had already passed and she made it look like Reva pushed her down the stairs when really I pushed myself backward down the stairs.”