Unfortunately Matt Cohen has left the hospital. The reason why and what it means for the soap was previously a mystery, but now the actor is opening up to it. Why did he leave and could he return? Here’s everything you need to know.
Matt Cohen wants to do something new
It was previously confirmed that Dr. Griffin Munro will leave the show. His last day was March 22 and some wondered if this means that the role will be rescheduled or that the doctor will be killed. Why did Cohen decide to leave?
Well, some actors are happy to play the same role for many years. Cohen revealed that he likes to take a different path.
“I was on the show for three years,” the actor told TV Insider. “It was a great time and I had a lot of fun playing the character, but I am a man who feels uncomfortable when he feels at ease.”
He revealed what his plans are for the future with: “There are a few directional projects that I am looking at now.” He also made it clear that his switch is not about writing the show.
“I am a man whose OCD [Obsessive Compulsive Disorder] travels with me,” the actor explained. “I wasn’t bored with writing or the storyline, but I get bored if I don’t have an extreme challenge ahead of me. My next big challenge is about directing a feature film. I have to start on that.”
Things will be left open so Cohen can return
The good thing is that fans didn’t have to watch a heartbreaking death. Cohen said he could return in the future.
“I need to give Griffin a little rest now,” Cohen said. “I spoke with Frank [Valentini, executive producer]. We leave it very open.”
He seems to be very happy with that possibility. “There is no greater compliment for an actor than the possibility of a return,” Cohen said. “The fact that Frank and everyone else on the network would consider allowing that is amazing.”
He is also open to returning to Supernatural
The actor also played the young John Winchester who later possessed
Archangel Michael about supernatural from 2008 to 2015. He has not returned since season 11, but are there any plans for him in the future?
“I can’t tell you for sure,” Cohen replied. “They may not know it yet. But there is always that possibility. If it fits in with the story, I have time to figure out how to plan it. Both supernatural and GH are like a family. If I ever lost everything, I would crawl back to both doors to ask if I could come back. “
Port Charles may need a new doctor with Cohen’s exit, but at least he can return in the future. Fans will have to pay attention to the actor’s future projects, such as his film, Mama Bear, which is expected to be released on September 1, 2019.