Few characters on television right now are better with the turn of a phrase than Felix Dubois, R.N. on General Hospital. I spoke with Felix's potrayer, Marc Samuel, at the recent Paley Center event celebrating General Hospital's 50th anniversary. I quickly learned the man behind Felix is just as fierce and funny as the character he plays.
Samuel shares how Felix will continue to have his girl Sabrina's (Teresa Castillo) back, as she battles evil Dr. Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) for Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and addressed questions surrounding Felix's own love life. Could a new man be on the horizon for the fabulous Mr. Felix?
Daytime Confidential: We're loving Felix!
Marc Samuel: I gotta tell you, it’s awesome. You’re allowed to say what you want. Well, what’s written, but the way you want to… You know what I mean?
DC: A little improvising never hurt anybody.
MS: That’s true and they seem to like it, they’re ok with it.
DC: I just spoke with Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) and it looks like Felix is going to be helping his girl out; proving that Britt is a liar.
MS: Oh, absolutely! Felix has Sabrina’s back. They’re as thick as thieves; that’s his girl.
DC: We need to get Felix a man!
Marc: I think it's coming. I don’t know, but I imagine its coming.
DC: Maybe they could dig into the General Hospital archives and bring Lucas Jones back to town?
Marc: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe, or it could be someone knew, you know? Everyone needs love and I think Felix will get it.
DC: You’ve been a great addition to the cast — a nice breath of fresh air. The whole vibe of the show amazing right now.
Marc: Thank you. It’s been a privilege. I’m having the best time. The fans are awesome. I love me some GH fans! Let ‘em know; tell ‘em!
DC: We will! It has to be overwhelming and amazing all at the same time?
Marc: If there were a word for it—I’m going to make a word for it—it would be overwhelm-azing…I’ll work on that. [Laughs]