Netflix Star Joins Hospital As Nurse To Help COVID Sick

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

This beautiful actress from the Netflix smash hit ‘Money Heist’ has temporarily quit acting to help out at a Madrid hospital as a nurse during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Clara Alvarado, 29, known for her role as Ariadna Cascales in the Spanish Netflix hit ‘La casa de papel’ (‘Money Heist’), reportedly graduated as a nurse when she was younger but never worked in the position until several days ago.

When Spain started experiencing an alarming rate of COVID-19 cases and the country went into lockdown, Alvarado contacted a friend about lending a hand as a nurse.


A few days later and she signed a contract to help out at a hospital on the outskirts of the Spanish capital Madrid, according to reports.

The actress said: “I wanted to work in a place where I could be useful, not in a crowded intensive care unit where my lack of experience could be a problem.

“Yes, there is a lack of staff and resources here. For example, there are not enough face masks, hats or protective clothing.”


“I go into the hospital better than I leave it, I cannot lie. I often leave feeling low as the situation can appear out of control at times and I’m not always able to do my work as I would like to.”

In the future, the actress and qualified nurse said she would like to combine both her jobs if possible.


As of 30th March, Spain has reported 85,195 cases of COVID-19 and 7,340 related deaths, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, 16,780 people have made full recoveries.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.