In a new interview with Game Spot, Lauren Cohan talks about her time as Maggie on The Walking Dead and explains her open-ended exit from the show.
Fans have been on a major emotional rollercoaster with the character Maggie since her first appearance on the show in 2011. We’ve seen her lose loved ones, including a major death from the hands of Negan. With Cohan exiting the show, she says she reflects on her time fondly and cherishes it:
“I’ve been really busy, so I’ve been definitely distracted from getting too much into my thoughts about it, but I had a lot of time to think about it before I came back to Walking Dead this season. And what the show means to me, what my family there means to me, what my time there has meant, and how this role has impacted my life which is immeasurable.”
This makes sense considering how long she has been on the show and how much it impacted our culture for so long. She further discusses her departure and says that the open-ended exit does leave room for her to return if she chooses:
“It feels like the greatest way to honor it is to keep it open-ended because whether it’s about me going back as Maggie or whether it’s about me just taking in, absorbing, and honoring everything I’ve learned there.”
Cohan also says even though she is leaving The Walking Dead, her extensive time as Maggie on the show will always be with her:
“It never leaves me. It will never, ever leave me. And that is I think the greatest compliment you can give to anything and to any group of people because we all came together to make something that we didn’t know was going to have this success that it did,”
Do you think Lauren Cohan might one day return as Maggie on The Walking Dead? Are you sad to see her go? Tell us in the comments below!
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tom Payne, Austin Amelio, Pollyanna McIntosh, Katelyn Nacon, Lauren Ridloff, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.
The Walking Dead season 9 premieres on October 7, 2018, on AMC.
The Six Mythical Figures That Make Up Shazam’s Name
Billy Batson’s life is completely changed after his first encounter with the wizard Shazam. Given an assortment of abilities, Batson transforms into the hero Captain Marvel (well, he used to transform into “Captain Marvel,” but now he also uses the name “Shazam” so DC can avoid legal problems with Marvel Comics) whenever he yells the word “Shazam!”
While many superheroes have ridiculous powers, most of the time their abilities are never truly explained. Often times a character is an alien or subject to a terrible accident that results in them obtaining powers (think Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four, etc.), but Batson is different. Instead of just channeling the power of Shazam, Batson is connected to six different mythological figures — gods and humans — in order to become the ideal hero. “Shazam” may just look like a fun word, but it’s actually an acronym that pays homage to each key figure who makes up the power of Shazam!
Get ready to scream “Shazam” and hit Next to learn which six mythical figures make up the character’s famous name!