|Anacostia's Anthony Anderson, Marion Akpan and Melan Perez.|
The Anacostia team was especially excited about the upcoming addition of Emmy winner Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda on As the World Turns, Althea on The Doctors) to the cast. Her former As the World Turns daughter, Martha Byrne (who played Lily Walsh Snyder), made her directorial debut in Hubbard's scenes, which will air later this fall.
"When the fans and viewers see the show, they are going to be so surprised at the character she is doing," Anderson said.
Anderson raved about working with the daytime legend.
"It was amazing," he said. "It was a dream come true. When I pulled up, she was outside blocking herself, a true sign of a legend. To hear her speak those lines that Martha and I created was amazing. It's going to knock people's sock's off."
"I loved her as Lucinda," Akpan added. "She's dynamic, and she's going to do new things in Anacostia. We're coming back with a vengeance!"
Watch our interview below, which was shot outside Brooklyn Web Fest, just in front of the Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge.