Judy Reyes is in love with her 13-month-old daughter Leila Rey and excited about her starring role in the drama, Gun Hill Road, which is premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival on January 24th—but there's one thing that's missing in her life: Scrubs.
The Dominican actress tells Latina.com that she misses working on the comedy, which she starred on for eight years as the no-nonsense nurse, Carla Espinosa. "I don't know that I'll ever have a working situation like that again," says Reyes of Scrubs. "We laughed our asses off! I loved every single minute of it, we had a rocking time and I never felt like calling in sick, even when I was hung over and partied too hard—I was partying too hard because I had the best job in the world," she adds.
Reyes said the cast of the hit show shared a great chemistry that doesn't happen often on television. "It was just like the best group all together. We dug it and we all had really good parts, it was a true ensemble,' she explains.
But that doesn't mean that Reyes, who has a 13-month-old daughter, hangs out with former co-stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison on a daily basis or anything. "It's not necessarily that we're still friends today, but it's just fond memories," she says.
We asked the talented TV star if she would ever return to the small screen, and she said that's something she might be open to doing. "Television has been very good to me," said Reyes. "I grew up on it, and it had quite an impact on me. I'm entertaining opportunities that are coming my way."
There's only one catch: the show has to be as good as Scrubs. "Something as unique as Scrubs is a tough act to follow," explains Judy. "It's hard to find something that good that you want to really make a committment to."
"If you're going to lay low for a while," she adds, "make a little less money, until another opportunity that's hot comes around, that's OK. Just because you're Latina, doesn't mean you're going to settle for something that doesn't fulfill you. Now that I have a child, I'm going to set that example for her too."