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Lauren Cohan to leave ‘The Walking Dead’

Aug 20,2018
Even battling zombies day in and day out can get repetitive.

After eight seasons of fighting for her life on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Lauren Cohan knew she needed a change when she felt a little too comfortable with the job.

She jokes that she used to combat the urge to coast in life by moving houses.

“This is a much better way of doing it,” she laughed.

The actress, 36, may be saying goodbye to the role, but she wants to stress its significance.

“’Walking Dead’ is responsible for more than I can say,” she said. “I never thought about drama as much when I started this career and I always kind of assumed I’d do light fare, so it was really funny.”

Cohan will appear in the first half of season nine, premiering in October, and the door is open for a return in the future, which she describes as “a gift.”

“There’s a chance for me to still explore the Maggie character and it’s gonna be fun to see if that can be done,” she said. AP