Friday, March 22 marks the end of Matt Cohen‘s run as Dr. Griffin Munro on ABC’s “General Hospital.” The actor announced recently that he has decided not to renew his contract with the daytime drama series after a three-year run.
“I did three years at the show,” says Cohen in an exit interview with TVInsider. “It was a great time and I had great fun playing the character, but I’m a guy who gets uncomfortable when he gets comfortable. I need to give Griffin a little rest right now. I talked to Frank [Valentini, executive producer]. We’re leaving it very open-ended. There are a couple of directing projects I’m looking at right now. There’s always the chance I’ll come back. I have a real family over there with the actors and especially the crew that keeps that show afloat.”
He adds, “I’m a guy whose OCD [Obsessive Compulsive Disorder] travels with me. I wasn’t bored with the writing or the storyline, but I’m bored if I don’t have an extreme challenge in front of me. My next big challenge is about directing a feature film. I have to embark on that. Maybe I’ll pop into ‘GH’ every once in a while? That’ll be up to Frank and the writers as to what we do.”
In addition to talking about his exiting Port Charles, Cohen discusses his time on “Supernatural,” his plans as a director and shares a special goodbye message to the fans.
You can read the full interview here.