ShowBizzBuzz: Marita de Lara on ABC’s Daytime Drama ‘General Hospital’
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Who is Buzzworthy?
Actress Marita de Lara, who steps into the daytime drama as Dr. Maria Fleming on ABC’s long-running daytime drama, General Hospital.
What happens on General Hospital?
General Hospital is described as: Families, friends, enemies, and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate city of Port Charles, New York, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner, and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
Marita recently joined in the storyline when lovers and new parents Sasha Gilmore and Brando Corbin (Sofia Mattsson and Johnny Wactor) experience complications following their baby’s birth. Season veteran neonatologist, Dr. Maria Fleming (de Lara), is brought in to offer advise to Sasha and Brando as they face a devastating situation.
What does Marita de Lara have to say about working on this show?
“Both of my parents are physicians. My father is a radiologist, and my mother is a retired OB/GYN. I grew up visiting them in hospitals and was around newborns constantly through my mom’s practice. With this role, I hope to honor my mom and dad and how they spent their lives helping others.”
What other TV shows has Marita de Lara been on?
Network television fans will recognize Marita from her roles on shows like NBC’s emotional drama This Is Us, CBS’s tropical reboot Hawaii Five-O, and the critically acclaimed FX cop drama The Shield. Daytime audiences will also remember her from her appearances on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, CBS’s Bold and the Beautiful, and ABC’s One Life to Live and Port Charles.
What is Marita de Lara working on next?
Marita is set to appear in the new bilingual thriller series from Apple TV, Now and Then, starring Rosie Perez, Marina de Tavira, and José María Yazpik.
Want an interesting fact about Marita de Lara?
Marita trained in classical ballet at the Washington Ballet and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. She comes from a truly multi-cultural Filipino American background that includes Pacific Islander, Latinidad, and an Indigenous heritage.
How can you keep up with Marita de Lara?
Find her on social media Instagram: @maritadelara