Kelly Monaco has starred as Sam McCall on General Hospital since 2003 and wowed audiences in 2005 as Dancing with the Stars‘ Season 1 victor. Now, the brunette bombshell is taking a step away from Port Charles as she appears on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy in the first part of a General Hospital–Baby Daddy swap. (Baby Daddy stars Derek Theler and Melissa Peterman will return the favor when they appear on the Valentine’s Day episode of GH on Feb. 13.) While Monaco and Theler swapped stories from their visits to each other’s sets, Monaco took a few minutes to answer our 5 Questions.
1. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose?
I would pick something to do with cooking, something to do with decorating, and then something with really hot chicks in it.
2. What shows are you currently obsessed with watching?
I love Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. I like cooking and traveling shows. I’m not a big TV watcher — I work a lot! But I love a good old-school movie.
3. What three things do you have to have in your fridge or pantry?
Oh, my gosh, food! I’m a vegetarian, so I limit my options. I have popsicles — always. And milk and eggs.
4. What has been one of your strangest fan encounters?
Recently I was at an event — I have a fan who is a wonderful woman, she is one of our regular fans — and she got my face and my name tattooed on her arm. My whole face on her! It’s incredibly flattering. I put a picture of the tattoo on my Instagram account.
5. Tell us about a time when you were starstruck.
I get starstruck at the big events and the awards shows. I’m very appreciative of other people’s work, and when I am around fellow entertainers, I feel so in awe of them.
Kelly Monaco stars on General Hospital weekdays 3pm ET
Kelly will appear on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy on Wednesday, Feb. 4 8:30pm ET
Baby Daddy stars will appear on General Hospital on Feb. 13
Kelly Monaco image: © 2015 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Tattoo image courtesy of Kelly Monaco’s Instagram account.