Medic Rhys has been attracted to Vanessa since she arrived on Ramsay Street, and Barber explained that the pair will soon share a kiss.
"As Rhys loves to make the first move, he goes in for the kiss," he told TV Week.
Vanessa is currently pregnant with Lucas's (Scott Major) baby, which Barber explained has not put Rhys off her.
"Rhys is attracted to Vanessa because of her fire and passion. She also doesn't play games and she says what she thinks.
"Rhys loves that about Vanessa and sees her as someone he can trust, which is rare for him."
When asked if he could handle the pregnancy situation in real life, Barber added: "I would be conflicted, definitely.
"But if it was the right girl, I'm sure you could make it work."
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