When you’re a soap fan, it’s tough not to imagine what it would feel like to be in a hot, sweaty love scene with a daytime stud or a fierce, all-out catfight with an iconic diva. Heck, most fans would even kill just for the chance to walk on stage as a background extra! No matter how small or large of a part you’ve may have dreamed of playing on one of your favorite daytime dramas, “General Hospital’s” casting director, Mark Teschner, tells you how to make it happen!
In this special segment from ABC’s “20/20” (which is featuring a full-length “GH” inspired episode called “General Hospital – The Real Soap Dish” on Saturday, April 6), the award-winning casting director opens up about exactly what he looks for when choosing an actor to play on the show. And you’d better listen up, because if you don’t have the qualities he lists, the chances are slim that you’ll ever step foot in Port Charles!
“A Special Edition of 20/20 with Katie Couric: General Hospital – The Real Soap Dish” airs Saturday, April 6 at 9:00 PM, ET/8:00 PM, CT on ABC.