INTERVIEW: Teresa Castillo on Her “Dream” Role as General Hospital’s Nurse Sabrina


Student nurse Sabrina Santiago barrelled into Port Charles General Hospital, a mess of hair, thick-rimmed glasses and nervous energy. However, at the recent Nurses Ball, this quirky duckling transformed into quite the magnificent swan, securing Dr. Patrick Drake's (Jason Thompson) heart in the process! 

Being gorgeous both inside and out is a trait the new R.N. shares with her portrayer Teresa Castillo. I had the pleasure of chatting up the break-out star at the Paley Center's recent celebration of
General Hospital's 50th Anniversary. Castillo shares how much she is enjoying her time in Port Chuck, the friendships she's developed, and dished on what she and best pal Felix (Marc Samuel) will be up to in their battle against Dr. Britch (Kelly Thiebaud).

Daytime Confidential: This all has to be pretty exciting for you?

Teresa Castillo:  I feel like I’m dreaming right now.

DC: General Hospital’s 50th Anniversary, all of this and this is your first role on a soap opera, right?

TC:  It is, it is! I had seen soaps before, but I had no idea what I was getting into with the shooting schedule. It’s challenging, a little bit, to get the hang of it, the flow of it all, but I feel like I finally settled in.

DC: Well you’re not just settled in, you’re in a great love triangle! Pretty great for your first soap role?

TC:  I’m having a blast; I really am.

DC: It’s wonderful when you love what you’re doing. It shows on screen with you.

TC:  Thank you, you couldn’t ask for anything more, right?  To be able to do what you love for a living and have other people enjoy it as well.  It’s just so fulfilling and I’m so thankful.