Annette says she felt a great deal of responsibility playing Deirdre. "Every time I work, the responsibility is to just try to feel the character's life and be behind their eyes as much as possible," Annette says. "We don't have to judge the characters that we play."
While emotionally draining, Annette says playing the part was also very cathartic. "I think when you're at your best as an actor it is cathartic. So, the feeling at the end of the day is...'It's gone. It's out. I've done it'. And there is a feeling of satisfaction."