Anna plays Sienna Blake, whose past plots in the Channel 4 show have included kidnapping other characters, realising her child was fathered by her estranged twin who she had a one-night stand with, and pretending to be pregnant.
She told Inside Soap that she loved to drop in details of Sienna’s evil ways when talking Ben, who plays her new love interest Ben Bradley.
Richards’ previous roles include Pc Nate Roberts in The Bill and Bruno Milligan in Footballers’ Wives.
Ben Bradley is played by Ben Richards (Lime Pictures)
Anna said: “It’s quite funny because Ben didn’t really watch Hollyoaks before, so he’s not aware of all the ins and outs of the past storylines. So it’s quite good fun to mess with him on that front.
“I can just throw things into conversation about the time I had a baby with my twin brother, or the time I kidnapped people and locked them in the basement.
“It’s really funny to see his reaction to that.”