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GH Casting Two Female Roles: Is One A Recast For Sabrina?


General Hospital sent out casting notices for two female roles according to Soap Opera Uncensored, and one of them is fueling the possibility that the ABC soap opera may be recasting, or temporarily recasting, the role of Sabrina, currently played by Teresa Castillo, as the actress is slated to begin her maternity leave shortly.

The casting breakdown details: “Hispanic. 27-33. Beautiful, passionate, dynamic. Originally from Mexico, she has come to Port Charles to pursue a career in medicine. This is a major recurring role.. Please only submit actresses that are open to the possibility of a Contract Role as well.”   Now as GH viewers know, the one thing is that Sabrina is originally from Puerto Rico, not Mexico.   So take that as you will.

The other role is for the part of Noreen:  “Caucasian, mid 40s, a delicate beauty with strength and fire underneath her initial frail presence…CONTRACT ROLE”

So what do you think; is one a recast a Sabrina and the other a possible new love interest for Patrick (Jason Thompson)?  Or, could it be the much talked about Nina?  Who do you think should be considered for these roles?   Who would you like to see on GH that could fit the bill?  Weigh-in!

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One can only hope. TeCa never worked in the part of Sabrina. The definition of what they want is the TeCa Anti-Sabrina. Her Sabrina is not dynamic or passionate. I would love to see someone in the role that would light a fire under JT that is simply missing in Patrina scenes.

Please higher “Lindsay Hartley”

Wow, I’d like that, Michael. I think Lindsey would be perfect for this role…she does have spunk and is an excellent actress…good idea!

Lindsey Hartley is the actress that first popped into my head as well.

I agree Lindsay would be great in the role. She has fire too.

Michael, I think you are spot on, and I totally agree, Lindsay Hartley would be a PERFECT hire in the role described above, whether it is a Sabrina recast or not !!!!!

I hope they take our advice and hire her whether to replace Sabrina or not


Thats what im thinking too…

Hopefully the new Sabrina doesnt roll her R’s for only one character! “Noreen” hopefully its Michelle Stafford and her and Ned fall in love.

Teresa Castillo is Spanish in real life. Most all Hispanic speakers roll their “R” ‘s.

I understand that BUT she only does that when she speaks to Carlos and none of her other dialogue is spoken in her native tongue.

So do Italians, roll their r’s that is. My nonna(grandma) rolls her r’s because she is from Italy and immigrated as an adult….hard to lose the accent. My parents and we, the children, do not roll our r’s… seems that only those of Hispanic heritage, wether they are born here or not, acquire that accent. Spaniards ( European) do not. Ms. Castillo’s heritage may be hispanic, but she is American. However, I think she only rolls the r when she says Carrrrrlos. Lol

I don’t think she is Spanish, ….I think she is Hispanic….there is a big difference between Spain, which is in Europe, and other countries that share a modicum of the language. Spanish = Spaniard= Castilian= European.
Hispanic means having a hint of Spanish heritage. Just because Hispanics speak the language does not make them Spanish.
French is spoken in Haiti…this does not make the people French.
French is also spoken in Quebec, …this does not make the people French…the same goes for So. Africa, US, Canada and all other English speaking countries…does not mean they are English.

Oh, man…I have been saying that and hoping it could be Stafford. I love her…perhaps Y&R’s loss will be GH’s gain…yeeeeesssss!!!!

Sounds like Sabrina and Nina to me.

Michelle Stafford as Nina and as Michael suggested, Lindsey Hartley as Sabrina.

I think it could be a temporary recast for Teresa’s maternity leave to keep the story going.

I agree…

I wonder if it a temp recast?

I don’t think the show would recast Sabrina while Teresa Castillo is nearing maternity leave.However i’m wondering if the show will recast Sabrina while the actress is on maternity leave because it wouldn’t be the first time a soap did something like that.As for the character of Noreen i thinking that’ll eventually turn out to be Silas’s wife Nina that they are casting.

I have watched this show twice in 6 weeks once to see Donna Mills stunt casting and the other to watch the three Carly’s. If the actress who plays Sabrina is leaving I do not blame her with all the bashing of her and her character I would run to the nearest exit door. I only hope she stays off social media I would hate to be having a baby and putting myself thru this kind of misery!

I know..I feel really badly for her.

Woah, I don’t feel bad for her at all. She isn’t going through anything worse than what other soap actors go through. I never saw anyone bash the actress personally.And there is nothing wrong with bashing a fictional person. Sabrina was an ill conceived, one dimensional character, badly written and badly acted and she was force fed to the audience.

No one could replace Sabrina, Teresa Castillo shines in this role.
It may be a temp move, look for her to be back and with Patrick’s baby.

I totally agree with lovesgh… I love Teresa Castillo as Sabrina…. I want her back with Patrick & their baby

oh gawd, more characters??? isn’t this show bloated with newbies as it is? Does anyone give a rats a** about Nina, Silas, James or Oily Lipped Donna Mills? I don’t. BORING!

I do.

I do as well. I love the way this story is playing out. I watched yesterday in shock that the bomb shell about Nathan/James came out so quick. The writing for GH is hot as hell right now. Not to mention the this is daytime…welcome back soaps :0

I do. Would get kinda boring with just 1 or 2 people…dontcha think?!

Hey, Shay…are you reading this? And you call me clairvoyant? LOL. …. Your dream of never seeing Ms Castillo on GH may come true. Aahh, I know she has that whine in her voice, but it like the actress. She seems sweet. I wish her a safe delivery and a healthy newborn.

Indeed I am, FAS….but my criticisms were never simply aimed at the actress alone. I don’t know how far back you read my postings, but I have had issues with the poorly defined nature and juvenile aspects of the character and the Disney-esque storyline, too. As far as I was concerned, it was always a three-pronged problem…. and I tried mightily to make that understood. I know some TC fans thought it was a personal thing, but I just felt that “Sabrina” was a total disaster in every way epic fail. Hence,.I don’t know that simply changing the “face” of the character is the solution…particularly if the thought is to continue placing her with Patrick. As a couple, they simply do not work….and switching actresses really doesn’t remedy that fact! But I guess we shall have to wait and see what this is all about…at any rate, I wish all expectant mothers safe deliveries, healthy newborns and happy lives. TC is no exception.

Oh….she’ll be here. Shay wouldn’t miss news like this for the world!!! She’s probably just out buying party hats and pinatas right now ;).

Oh but I just wanted to add, yes the actress has always seemed sweet and I do share your sentiments about her real life baby. I really do think she is a lovely person who has had an extraordinarily tough job.

That said, her fake character can take a tumble down the stairs tomorrow. That would be super.

I like Teresa, but that fact does not mean I like her acting. Perhaps in a different role…who knows. I do see Shay’s point. Patrick and Sabrina are not a good fit. I agree with Shay…..that the writers should not have given the role to such a passive actress. I think Sabrina isn’t able to fill Robin’s shoes. It is sad, but true. Most viewers compare these women. I am not saying it is fair, but subconsciously, many do that. Sabrina was introduced specifically to take Robin’s place. It is not working…she cannot seem to fulfill the viewer’s expectations….not her fault….poor thing. I believe Sabrina will not be recast. She will simply go on maternity leave. If she is coming back, she should not be with Patrick. I really believe the baby is not his.

P.S. That has to be the BEST post of the year thus far, Jules!!!!! My compliments! I’m still laughing about it….. : )

no one can replace sabrina she is the best actress and the best love interest for patrick


Another contract role? Oy vey.

Just. Kill off the Sabrina character. No recast is needed. GH needs to work with Kimberly even in recurring and keep Robin and Patrick together. I am not interested in seeing Patrick move one. I saw Patrick with enough women on GH. It is old now. Patrick can get story but doesn’t need a woman. I could never see Patrick with anyone but Robin. Their love and bond is too strong.


I love the way you put that Cathy. That is so true.


I think they should bring in Lindsay Hartley to fill in for Teresa Castillo and the other role is most likely Nina and I am really praying that they hire Julie Pinson for that role. I miss her in daytime.

Julie Pinson is a bad actress, her acting puts me to sleep. LMAO. Lindsay Hartley, great choice as Sabrina. Lindsay is a wonderful actress.

I like Julie and probably liked her best as Eve on Port Charles. I thought she had chemistry with Scotty, so bringing her on & throwing her in the mix with Scottie would be fun. I also think of Susan Haskell when I read that description. She would be great.

Castillo is going on maternity leave and they might want a back up in case she decides to not come back. Who could blame her with the endless amount of crap that gets dumped on her on a daily basis by the internet trolls?

She gets no more dumped on than anyone else.

Because I am not a fan of her character or her portrayal that makes me an internet troll? Really? This character has been a non-starter since day one and has been propped time after time to make her work. Give it up. Move on. Find someone who really fits the description of passionate and dynamic.

Really….look at poor “Robocop”…..he’s been taking quite a beating here since day one!

I know, Babs–I do not understand the persecution complex! Has any one read the vicious comments people have made about Kimberly?

Boy I agree with you on that point mfarris70!

We don’t know for sure if the character the show is casting is a recast Sabrina but even if said it would be in poor taste to do it while Teresa is on maternity in a way it could be a smart move by the show.Sabrina will probably be off screen for a couple of months before the new actress starts airing.So it won’t be an immediate recast in that TC is playing Sabrina in one episode and the recast starts airing in the next one.Also maybe Teresa wants to focus on being a full time mother right now and not have to juggle been a mother and been on GH at the same time.

Hope Teresa isn’t being recast as for a contract mid 40 s actress makes no sense unless they are casting a big name daytime actress like crystall Chappell or the actress from y&r r who played Phyllis . And as a love interest for Patrick ?? Makes no sense if they’re going to put someone in that age range with Patrick they mine as well put Patrick with Anna .

No way…they can’t cast Michelle Stafford as Sabrina. Stafford is almost 50. She is closer to Silas’ s age…perhaps, Nina?

Yes Michele stafford for Nina and no to recasting Sabrina. Michael fairman made it look like this new charater in her mid 40’s could be a possible love interest for Patrick ?? Or am I just reading that wrong? If Patrick is being giving a totally new love interest. ? Doesn’t make any sense to me.

Silas belongs with Sam damn it! Why oh why do they have to break up Silas and Sam!! Uugh!!! Love Silas and Sam. Don’t care about Nina or Jason!!!

I could never see Michelle Stafford as a “delicate beauty.” I was hoping or Melissa Archer as Nina, and she could fit the description, but she’s too young.

Melissa Archer is pretty, but not a delicate beauty. She’s is not reedy enough …too curvy…with all due respect. Are you trying to re-match her with Michael?…lol

love Teresa hope they don’t recast her. She is amazing hope they put her and Patrick back together,

Patrick, Sabrina, Emma and baby=family…<3

Love Michelle Stafford as well. I don’t know that she fits the bill as a ‘frail beauty’ though!

With these writers????? Even I’m not that stupid to take a roll on this poorly written show.

“Initial frail presence”…”strength and fire”… sounds a lot like Nina. I personally think Tamara Braun would be great in the role, but she just aired as Carly so that might be a bit weird. Maybe Gina Tognoni or Florencia Lozano?

As for the other role, I don’t see a purpose for recasting Sabrina. I would prefer they just write her off the show. If this is indeed for a new role, I think Lindsay Hartley would be a good choice.

However, the show really doesn’t need anymore new characters. Nina Clay has been mentioned so much recently, it wouldn’t surprise me if they brought her on, plus it would be a good move story wise. But recasting Sabrina, or creating a whole new role, is not what the show needs right now.

I would like to see Jamie Luna (Liza Colby) from All My Children. Ms. Luna has a fire in her belly and she shows it in the characters she plays!

Tasha, Nathan’s parentage had to be disclosed quickly before the siblings ended up in bed together.

Timmm, Sabrina/Teresa’s native tongue is English. She was born in the US of A. We are not talking about the spoken language, but rather the accent. Teresa does not have the typical Hispanic accent ….I think she has worked at it and succeeded. The same can be said for Carlos. He assumes the accent as an affectation, only when it is convenient to him.

Sabrina needs to go, and Nina needs to stay dead. GH has many great characters to focus on. No need to add more, just for the sake of adding new people. It doesn’t even feel like Port Charles anymore.

I agree that Sabrina does need to go and they should bring Robin (Kimberly M.) back. We should all stop watching GH if they do not.

Seriously? Well, I love this soap, regardless. KM left of her own free will. I do not care one way or another if she comes back, albeit I can appreciate the fans that have watched her grow up on GH wanting her back. But, I doubt anyone will stop watching if Sabrina stays or if Robin remains gone. I wish sleazy, lashless Luke would go far, far away to unknown parts, though.

I already have stopped. Not because of Sabrina. I want Robin to return. Even if she is with Jason and Sabrina with Patrick. I know Patrick will be jealous. But I really want Patrick with Robin. I will ever be the same if Patrick, Robin and Emma is not a family again. Sabrina can stay on the show but they need to put her in someone else orbit.

I think it’s casting for Nina. Don’t believe she’s dead. Is TC’s contract expiring? If it is, maybe that’s the reason for a recast if she decided not to renew. TC’s a young actress, wife & soon to be a 1st time mom. Clearly, her life’s taking on much greater meaning than a gig on a soap. She may have gotten what she wanted (& a lot of what she didn’t) out the exp. & is ready to move on, or maybe GH is… I don’t know if recasting the role is a good idea. I liked TC/Sabrina & was cool w/Patrina for what it was, while it lasted, b/c from the beginning I understood its purpose to act solely as a vehicle to move the primary s/l of reuniting scrubs, whilst simultaneously promoting TC. Mission accomplished. IMO it’s time to move Patrick on w/his own s/l. Give him something more to do than cry in his beer for Robin or be endlessly rubbing Sabrina’s tummy!

Thank you ! My sentiments, exactly.

Robin abandoned her family, she left on her own. It had nothing to do with Sabrina.

I agree. But, I still don’t think she and a Patrick belong together. …especially if the baby is Carlos’s,….I just have a feeling…I may be wrong. It will not go smoothly. In true, soap form, something will happen.
I am still a bit confused about their past relationship in Puerto Rico, where Sabrina was sent after her adoptive mother died. Supposedly Carlos and Sabrina met in High School? Seriously.?…he’s 12 or 13 years older in real life, and he looks it. TPTB are trying to pass him off as a 28 pr 29-year-old? Am I assuming this correctly? I suppose it doesn’t matter. I hope Carrrrlos is carted off to jail. It is always amazing to me that the writers think we are that stupid. Why not use an actor close to Sabrina’s age?…boy, Carlos must have been really dumb to have graduated High School at age 30 or so. Lol

while Lindsay Hartley is a good actress, she’s a bit old to replace the very young Teresa …

I beg to differ…they a re only a few years apart.

They are only a few years apart…as I stated above, TPTB don’t even look at that.

i dont know how old either is .. but Lindsey looks more mature .. and i am not arguing, simply stating my personal view

I know, I apologize if I gave the impression I though you were arguing. It was not my intent. I am sorry. Yes, Lindsey is much more mature, …maybe that’s what the character needs…a dose of maturity….peace. 🙂

Speaking of “too many newbies” in the cast – what about that Australian guy with the bad haircut that came back with Maxie? Couldn’t Maxie just come back alone – independent – fired up and rejuvenated with a new outlook?!

I know – off topic – but that guy is wasting air time that could be used for the established actors/actresses in the cast.

I read that they’re not going to recast Sabrina. But I think the roll of the caucasian, mid 40’s roll is for a recast of Robin. I read that they were going to recast Robin and possibly Jason. I’m ready for them to bring Jason back but not as the old Jason. I’m still mad at him for leaving the show saying he wanted to spend more time with his family in Tennessee and less then 3 months later he’s on another soap. Screw the old Jason!!!

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GH’s Mark Teschner Tells Casting Stories of Johnny Wactor, Giovanni Mazza, Rebecca Herbst & Nicholas Chavez

This week during a very informative and insightful conversation, General Hospital’s 11-time Emmy-winning casting director and now a Daytime Emmy Silver Circle honoree, Mark Teschner spoke on finding the talent for specific roles on the ABC daytime drama series throughout his near three and half decades with the show.

During a livestream chat on the Michael Fairman Channel, Teschner recalled some of the behind the scenes casting stories that brought many beloved favorites to the GH family including the late Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando), the newly-arrived, Giovanni Mazza (Gio), longtime fan favorite, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), and rising star, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer) to name but a few.

When speaking with sadness over the loss of Wactor, who was shot and killed back on May 25th, and what he brought to the character of Brando, Teschner recalled, “With Johnny, what you see is what you get. You see the most kind decent, standup guy, and that’s innately who he is. So, that quality comes through in his work and with the character.”

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Mark explained, “Brando was a raw kind of hothead, troubled kind of character, and Johnny was able to go there. He had a real intensity that he was able to bring to the role, but at the same time, the character of Brando had to have this depth and this giant heart that he doesn’t necessarily reveal when you first see him. Well, Johnny had the biggest heart of anyone you’ll ever meet. So that essence was already there, and then his acting and his skill played the character. Johnny brought so much of who he was to the character, and there was something so authentic about him.”

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Giovanni Mazza recently debuted on GH as “Gio”, so what was his road to landing in Port Charles? Teschner shared, “I was casting a recurring role for a 15-year-old on the show, but when I’m doing the audition, sometimes I’ll open it up because we try to cast true to age, really within a year or so.  If you think about it, all the kids in our show are the exact age of the characters that they’re playing. Because if you have somebody that’s older playing younger, it sticks out because they’re not going to blend age-wise. But I did read a number of actors that were older just because they looked interesting. Gio’s audition came in. I was viewing this through self tapes, and there was just something about him. It wasn’t just that he was a great-looking kid, it was just there’s something very soulful about him and something very compelling, and he draws you in. ”

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Mark continued, “So with the group of the 15-year-olds that I sent to Frank Valeintini (EP, GH), I said, ‘Hey, I’m including this kid, Giovanni Mazza. I’m well aware he’s too old, but I just want you to see him.’

After having him come into audition, two weeks later, Frank called Mark and told him they were putting Gio under contract. Teschner added, “So, that was an example where it was his first week in LA, it was his first and ever audition. So we got  before anybody else.  I think he’s really gonna develop into, you know, quite a young actor.”

Becky Herbst has been beloved as Elizabeth for decades, and Teschner recounted her audition process and how she came to the role of Elizabeth. “She (originally) auditioned for the role of Sarah Webber. But the role of Elizabeth was created for Becky. While the character of Sarah did not last long, here we are with Becky 30 years later.”

Teschner cited Becky’s casting as a great example. “I always tell actors when they come into audition, you lay it out, you put it all out there, you bring everything you have to that role. You may not get the role, but if you do good work, you get remembered. And it’s so true.”

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Nicholas Chavez popped in the role of Spencer Cassadine before exiting the series. Teschner tells how Chavez came onto the GH casting radar. “Nicholas sent his self tape in from Florida and the rest is history. He had a meteoric impact on the show.” Mark added, “You always have an expectation and the hope that they’re (the actor) going to nail it and run with it. But sure, there are actors, you think, ‘They’re gonna be awesome,’ and then all of a sudden it goes to another level. With Nicholas Chavez, we knew he’d be amazing, but you know, who knew? Well, we did.”

Watch the full conversation with Mark Teschner below where he talks about even more of the casting stories behind some of your GH favorites, then and now.

What you think of the Teschner’s eye for talent casting the characters of General Hospital? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Interviews

Last Friday night at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of the daytime drama series and performer winners took to the ‘Winners Walk’ to share their reactions on taking home the gold in their respective categories.

Speaking with Michael Fairman TV were: Outstanding Lead Actress winner, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Outstanding Lead Actor, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) along with friend and former B&B co-star, Alley Mills (ex-Pam, now Heather, GH), and his daughter McKenna, who attended the ceremonies with her dad.

In addition, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, Robert Gossett (Marshall, General Hospital) stopped by to celebrate his win, as did Outstanding Supporting Actress, Courtney Hope (Sally, The Young and the Restless).

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General Hospital won both Outstanding Directing Team in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series, and both former co-head writers, Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, spoke to us following their victories, as did the Directing team led by Robert Markham, Tina Keller and Allison Reames.

The Young and the Restless icon star, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) along with her husband, The Bold and the Beautiful’s producer Edward J. Scott were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award honors, and spoke on what it was like to take the stage and deliver their acceptance speeches after the moving tribute from many of their colleagues.

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Make sure to check out our red carpet interviews from soap’s biggest night and all the winners conversations via You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Now, watch our 2024 Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.  Then, let us know who you were most happy to see taking home an Emmy for their work via the comment section.

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Bryan Craig Teases ‘Who Could It Be’ in Response to General Hospital’s Returning Mystery Man

Since General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini dropped a major bombshell of what’s to come on the long-running daytime drama at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the guessing games have begun of just what former GH actor is returning to the cast this summer.

Speaking with ABC’s On The Red Carpet, as previously reported, Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

That has led to major online speculation that it could be anyone from: Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky), Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky), Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar), Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer), and Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) among others, that might be the gentlemen being referenced.

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On Wednesday, responding to a post on the subject from Soap Opera Digest, Bryan Craig commented, “Who could it be ….”  Now, clearly he can just be having some fun with the situation to throw fans off-track, or he might be giving us a tease of what’s to come.

Before exiting GH, the actor won two Daytime Emmys for his performances as Morgan Corinthos in 2016 and 2017.  Craig appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared most recently in Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel, plus several independent films.

The character of Morgan was killed-off the show when Olivia Jerome set a bomb that exploded in the car that Morgan got into, but was meant to kill Olivia’s brother Julian Jerome. Morgan’s death caused a huge split in the relationship of Carly and Sonny.

So, do you think Bryan Craig is just having fun with the audience, or do you think it’s possible he is the big return Frank Valentini is talking about? Comment below.

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