Lauren Cohan weighs in on The Walking Dead departure


It’s been no secret that the upcoming ninth season of The Walking Dead will be bringing some big changes for the show, not the least of which being Lauren Cohan’s eventual exit.  

Contrary to how most characters normally leave The Walking Dead, Maggie’s departure is said to be more open-ended.  Though it’s far too soon to speculate if and when it would happen, it also leaves room for Cohan to return as Maggie if she chooses to do so.  

She had this to say about leaving the show

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"“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. 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.”"

Cohan has also recently revealed that her recent troubles with her contract negotiations with AMC weren’t because she was looking for more money like it was originally believed.  In truth, Cohan said that the negotiations were fairly standard and had used the fact that her previous contract for The Walking Dead was set to expire as an opportunity to try to move on to other less dark projects.

This went a long to explain some of what happened during the negotiations.  

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When she had originally signed on for her new show Whiskey Cavalier, it came off to fans as a calculated, if slightly bizarre power move to leverage AMC for a raise.  

Now though, this gives fans the less cynical explanation that she wished to move on with her career with a slightly accelerated transition.              

Season 9 of The Walking Dead is set to premiere on AMC October 7th.  Whiskey Cavalier will premiere on ABC sometime in 2019.  

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