GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Sonny Corinthos remembers his late first wife, Lily, as the woman who made him a better man. Likewise, fans can’t think back on those days without a wistful sigh of longing. While the “saint’s” portrayer, Lilly Melgar, has fond memories of Port Charles, she’s plenty content with the life she’s created for herself now.
In addition to raising her six-year-old daughter, Sofia — “She’s my world,” the actress says — Melgar has been bringing her creative vision to fruition by working behind the camera. “I have such a thirst and hunger for growth — I’m always wanting to try new things and challenge myself,” she explains of the reason she ventured into directing. “I produced and co-directed Black Cobra, [being released on May 22 through Lionsgate Home Entertainment], which is about a man who comes to Los Angeles to sell the family diamonds in order to get his father out of prison in South Africa.”
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