Since joining the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL last year as Dr. Griffin Monroe, Matt Cohen‘s daytime alter ego has been somewhat of an enigma to the viewers. Which is why it was perfect that the actor took to Twitter to answer some of their questions about his character and himself!
Browse through the gallery below to find out what Cohen would like to see next for Griffin, what it was like shooting those shirtless basement scenes with Tonja Walker’s Olivia, what it’s like raising his son, Macklin, and how Griffin feels about Elizabeth!
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Gh Sad Griffin
Q: What would you like to see happen more with your character?
A: I would love for my character to just start making some consequential mistakes.
Matt Cohen Mack 1
Q: What’s the funniest/loveliest thing your son has ever told you?
A: He likes to tell me when he is happy.
Gh Griffin Hayden
Q: Will Griffin finally get some love in his life? We need you in a front burner storyline!
A: I have no idea as of yet. But I sure hope so!
Billy Miller Kelly Monaco
Q: What are Kelly [Monaco, Sam] and Billy [Miller, Jason] like in real life?
A: Generous and beautiful.
Matt Cohen Hair
Q: If you could be any animal in the world, what would it be?
A: I think I would like to be a dog. Long as I had a good owner!
Chloe Grace Moretz
Q: Who is an actor or actress outside of GH that would fulfill a dream of working with for you?
A: Chloe Grace Moretz.
Maurice Benard Ali
Q: Stranded on an island, only can bring one person from GH — who would it be and why?
A: I would have to bring Maurice [Benard, Sonny] so I would have somebody to practice my boxing with.
Gh Anna Griffin Olivia
Q: How much fun did you have doing those scenes with Tonja Walker (Olivia)? She’s an amazing actress. Shirtless Griffin is great!
A: I had a lot of fun working with her. She is a tremendous actress.
Matt Cohen Mack 2
Q: Are you a strict or fun father? What’s the one top rule you are trying to teach your child?
A: A little of both. I am definitely crazy and fun, but also a rule enforcer.
Gh Anna Griffin
Q: What do you love most about being on GH?
A: I just really enjoy the challenge of playing the character.
Gh Lulu Cake Fall
Q: I’ve always wondered, how is working on a soap opera different compared to working on a primetime TV show?
A: It really just comes down to pacing. Soap operas move very quickly.
Matt Cohen On Stage
Q: Do you play any musical instruments?
A: A very small amount of guitar and ukulele.
Gh Griffin Liz
Q: Hopefully you won’t get attacked for answering, but how would Griffin describe Liz?
A: Kind, caring, and obviously quite gorgeous.
Matt Cohen Halloween
Q: Are there any soap opera tropes you are dying to do? Evil twin? Back from the dead? Multiple personality?
A: Multiple personality would be fun!
Gh Michael Griffin Sonny Carly
Q: Do you ever improvise in scenes or are you a stick-to-the-script guy?
A: No, we always stick to the script.
Gh Griffin Praying
Q: What is the most difficult part of playing Griffin?
A: Trying to be a priest and a neurosurgeon and have humanity while balancing the two.
Matt Cohen Mack 3
Q: Do you have any fun or unexpected hobbies outside of work?
A: Boxing and daddy-ing.
Gh Mac Griffin
Q: What made you want to audition for the part of Griffin?
A: I really like the fact that he is extremely conflicted. I also like the fact that he is very different from me.
Richard Speight Matt Cohen
Q: Who is one of your mentors as an actor?
A: [Former SUPERNATURAL co-star] Richard Speight, Jr. has been a mentor to me for years.
Gh Finn Griffin
Q: Really enjoying the back and forth between Griffin and Finn. What’s it like working with Michael Easton (Finn)?
A: He is an awesome and very kind-hearted man.
Gh Alexis Valentin