During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lauren Cohan opened upon about her upcoming departure from The Walking Dead.
While much of the attention has been on Andrew Lincoln’s final episode as Rick Grimes, actress Lauren Cohan is also set to exit the series to work on ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier. Cohan discussed how she came to this decision after having played Maggie Rhee since the second season:
“So much of it is really simple because eight years is a long time to spend in one character. Eight years is a long time to spend in the emotional mash-up that Maggie’s in and that Lauren is in by virtue of osmosis. I honestly just was looking at this on a multitude of personal levels, and it just made the most sense for me to do this.
I love Maggie and I’ll always love Maggie, and we had a really good time so far. And I do say so far, because the beautiful thing I get to experience right now — which I think is such a cherished thing for me in life — is to live in the not knowing, and to embrace it. And I just feel in life generally a sense of that more than I ever have on a personal level. So naturally that was going to bleed over into that, and just taking the information at hand and making a decision based upon the facts in front of me.”
Because Maggie’s departure may not be permanent, Lauren Cohan confirmed that she has had conversations with showrunner Angela Kang and chief content officer Scott Gimple about potential storylines for the character in the future:
“Yeah, we have had creative story conversation about what could happen with the character, and that’s all I know.”
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The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Khary Payton, Katelyn Nacon, Pollyanna McIntosh, Callan McAuliffe, Avi Nash, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.
The Walking Dead season 9 premieres on October 7, 2018, on AMC.
Source: Entertainment Weekly