"[The Tommy/Berlin kiss] was the first scene with Stephanie Leonidas [Irisa]....Stephanie is by far one of the kindest, sweetest people I have worked with, and at this time I didn't know her very well, but knew how much she was loved, especially by the cast and crew....At this point, the cameras are only on Irisa, and they capturing her reaction to Tommy and I kissing.....at one point, Michael [Nankin, the director] pulls me aside and whispers a direction into my ear so no one hears except for me. He tells me to do exactly the same thing, but at the end of the scene, he wants me to turn directly to Stephanie and start yelling at her as aggressively as I could, with all the hatred I could father. He wanted her reaction to be of pure shock, and he thought this would be the best way to get it. I obviously said sure I'll do it, but I felt so horrible!.....I remember the crew sort of looking at me like 'What the hell is this new girl doing?' but Stephanie and I had a good laugh after that, and shared a big hug." - Anna Hopkins (Jessica "Berlin" Rainer).