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Rosamund Pike and Daniel Henney chat with ET’s Matt Cohen about their new TV series, ‘Wheel of Time,’ streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. The two stars describe the new fantastical show, based on the popular novel series of the same name, and talk about filming the show in Prague. Rosamund and Daniel also open up about how amazing their set is, and why they believe in the show so much.

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With only a handful of episodes left before The CW’s long-running demon-hunting drama “Supernatural” signs off for good, every line of dialogue, every frame of footage and every decision — from guest star casting to guest director hiring — counts. Matt Cohen, who got his start on the show playing young John Winchester in 2008, admits he was certainly feeling the weight of that responsibility when he stepped on set to direct “Gimme Shelter,” the 15th episode of the final season.

“There was all the pressure, but I just wanted to do the homework and I tried to do the homework as much as possible,” Cohen tells Variety. “I wanted to give the audience enough to satisfy them a little bit, but also enough to dissatisfy them so they come back next week. That’s what I was aiming for.”

“Gimme Shelter,” which was penned by staff writer Davy Perez, was a dialogue-heavy episode that featured two seemingly distinct stories, for which Cohen focused on the common emotional tonality. Half of the episode featured Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) reconnecting with God’s sister Amara (Emily Swallow), at first because they need her to get to God, who is busy destroying the other universes. But their time with her delivers the all-important revelations that she is not actually the first born, but God’s twin (“creation and destruction, light and dark, balance”), as well as why she really brought the Winchesters’ mother Mary (Samantha Smith) back from the dead a few years earlier. The other half of the episode focused on Castiel (Misha Collins) and Jack (Alex Calvert) on the case of deaths and disappearances of people within a religious group. (more…)

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After a three-year stint as an angsty priest-turned-neurosurgeon on General Hospital, Matt Cohen, who plays Dr. Griffin Munro, is checking out of the ABC soap. His last air date is Friday, March 22.

The actor has had many stories during his Port Charles tenure and although his TV dad Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan) was killed off a while back, the two actors managed to share screen-time when Duke appeared as an apparition in 2017.

Cohen says his exit is amicable and the door is being left open for his return. He’s tackling directing next, helming the film Mama Bear, which is already getting positive response as a short at festivals. It stars Cohen’s wife, Mandy Musgrave (whom veteran Days of Our Lives fans may recall as the original Chelsea). (more…)

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On February 15th 2019, Nerds and Beyond had the honor of being invited to the first ever screening of Matt Cohen’s Mama Bear. The screening was packed full of family, friends, cast, and crew. It was a magical evening (you can read about the night and a review of the short film here.) After the screening ended we were able to pull the ecstatic director aside and ask him a few questions about the film’s process and his experiences.

Nerds and Beyond: Now that the short is completed and being shown to an audience, what are your feelings on it? Was it everything you’d hoped it’d be? How was the process, from beginning to end for you?

Matt Cohen: Yes, and yes, it’s everything I hoped it to be. Everything I wanted it to be. And the process was chaos, you know, I didn’t know what I was doing, but I studied as hard as I could, I took as many notes as I could from the friends that I could take notes from. And then I committed to a vision, and my crew committed to me and my vision, and fucking-a we made it. I don’t know how, but it’s here and it’s great. I think I’m going to screen it in a movie theater. Like a big big movie theater. Whoever shows up is allowed in. People need to see it for all it’s worth if we’re allowed. (more…)

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Matt Cohen dropped some big news today – he’s launching a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo to direct a short film, titled Mama Bear! We got the opportunity to sit down with Matt and he told us all about it!

The short was written by Lee Ehlers and Matt will direct it. The short, as Matt told us, has a female main character that, “has 24 hours to save her four year old and find him a liver transplant, and the only viable donor is the ex-kingpin/drug lord/piece of s*** boyfriend of hers.” Matt talked about wanting to see a kick-ass female on screen, and wanting it to feel like, “the female Punisher in a sense.” It’s slated to be a short film, which he hopes will eventually turn into a feature-length film.

Mama Bear will star Matt’s wife, the incredibly talented Mandy Musgrave (South of Nowhere, Kings of Con) as the title character. He told us that he was excited to showcase Mandy’s return back to acting. He could not rave about her enough, and we’re so excited to see Mandy’s return! (more…)

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Griffin Munro (Matt Cohen) is stuck between a rock and a hard place these days on ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital.

Fans of the long-running soap know that former priest Griffin is in his first real romantic relationship with Ava (Maura West), and while they’ve hit their share of bumps in the road, they’re working hard to make their union work. Griffin also has an allegiance to mobster Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Bernard) that could end up being a big problem given the fact that Sonny’s Alzheimers-ridden father Mike (Max Gail) recently kidnapped Ava and Sonny’s daughter, Avery (Ava and Grace Scarola).

As we saw on Friday’s episode, Avery was recovered unharmed. And while Sonny contends Mike didn’t actually kidnap the child, Ava isn’t having it and is also not going to let their daughter go to a home where Mike is also living. Will Griffin be able to reason with both sides to keep everyone happy? Or could it cost him one relationship — or maybe both? (more…)

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We’re bringing you a great interview today with Matt Cohen. He’s most known for his roles as Aiden on South of Nowhere, Young John Winchester/Michael on Supernatural, Matt Cochran on Kings of Con and as Griffin Munro on General Hospital. More recently, he’s been on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as Ryan Garrett, the son of the main character Jack Garrett (played by Gary Sinise).

Matt is also known for his interaction with fans; he regularly interacts with fans on social media. Matt usually posts a positive quote or photo every day, tagging it “#you”. Fans have really gravitated towards this and responded with a lot of love and positivity. Fans have also run various campaigns for Matt, being a force of support for someone they admire. They’ve rallied for him to appear as Superman on Supergirl and have also campaigned for him as Nightwing, making fan art and more.

Matt is also a favorite at Creation Entertainment‘s Supernatural conventions which he regularly attends. At the conventions, he’s also the “Co-Karaoke King” with Richard Speight Jr. These two headline the Friday Night Karaoke Party at the conventions, which have a 2017 theme called “Dick & Matt’s Fandom Fun House” and features Rob Benedict, Ruth Connell and more. (more…)

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Supernatural fans caught their breath when Sam Winchester awoke to none other than Young John Winchester at the wheel of the Impala. Vision or not, hot actor Matt Cohen can make a guest appearance any time and have viewers gasping with joy. Besides touring the Supernatural convention circuit, he has been busy with his role on How to Get Away with Murder and raising his seven month old son alongside his wife actress Mandy Musgrave. This South Florida raised actor is best known for his roles on Supernatural, Criminal Minds, The OC, NCIS: LA, and the filmography goes on.

Q. Supernatural fans were thrilled when Sam woke up to find you at the wheel of the Impala. As far as fans are concerned, you can appear in the brother’s visions ANY time! What was it like back on the set? Any shenanigans?

A: “It was a real whirlwind being back there only because I was coming off of an all-nighter on the set of How to Get Away with Murder and then shooting all day on “SPN” and going straight to a SPN Convention. I was only in Vancouver 19 hours from the time I touched down, went through customs and permitting, did a wardrobe fitting, hair and makeup, paperwork and contracts, rehearsal, shooting, dinner, sleep and back to the airport. There were sadly no shenanigans because there simply wasn’t enough time to screw around and make quality TV. I loved being back. Everyone everywhere knows that SPN is my family. I would work on that show for free and without lines just to make an appearance for the fans. It is all love for the fans doing what we do on that show and it is because of the love in return that we are still around 11 seasons later.” (more…)

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While the star of the latest “Supernatural” episode — “Baby” — was undoubtedly the Impala, there was one familiar face that surely delighted longtime fans of the series.

After last appearing in Season 5, Matt Cohen returned as the younger version of John Winchester, appearing in a dream Sam (Jared Padalecki) was having. For Padalecki, having Cohen back on set was a fun little family reunion, even if only for a scene.

“I love Matt. ‘Supernatural’ is such a unique show because even though he hasn’t been on the show in five years, we still see each other several times a year,” the actor tells Zap2it and a group of outlets on the “Supernatural” set. “He’s a buddy, he just became a dad. Most of the time when they call cut, we’d be like, ‘So what’s going on? How’s the baby? How’s the wife?’” (more…)

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