Actress Sydney Penny
recently ended her maternity leave and is expected back on All My Children
by the end of this month. Despite having been off the set for nearly three months, the 36-year old actress has been relishing the time she has been able to spend with her new baby boy, Chasen.
“I'm just enjoying this time with the baby. It's the best. I can't believe it's happening!” Penny told TV Guide
while she was still on maternity leave, adding that Chasen has been behaving really well.
“He doesn't cry a lot, only if there's really something bothering him. I suppose I'm tired but I'm just having a good time. It's been a really lovely time and we're enjoying it,” she said.
On All My Children
, Sydney Penny plays Julia Santos Keefer, who, coincidentally, has had a strong desire to have a baby of her own.
“Her life has become more stable now that she has friends and a good job. It's everything she was missing during her 10 years [on the run from gangsters], yet there's still something missing,” Penny said of her character, who was previously involved with Jamie Martin (Justin Bruening
) and has an adopted daughter named Kathy.
Since the writers of the show decided not to write Sydney Penny's pregnancy into All My Children
, Penny's Julia was said to be visiting the entire Santos clan in California in the hopes of introducing Kathy to the family.
“Julia wants to make her life all about Kathy,” Penny said, adding that Julia's relationship with her adopted daughter will be further explored in the fall. Another storyline that Penny said she is looking forward to is the possibility that Kathy is the long-lost daughter of Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight
) and the late Dixie Cooney (Cady McLain).
Sydney Penny is scheduled to return to All My Children
on August 31.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of sydneypenny.net)