The intimidating Dr. Matthew Mayes didn’t have a long life at “General Hospital” but during the time he spent there, he made his mark.
Time to Leave
“Frank told me in a little aside that we had in the second to last episode we were doing, so I had a warning before going in,” actor Matt Riedy told Soap Opera Digest of Dr. Mayes’ out-of-the-blue death
Riedy said his GH experience was a dream come true, especially as a lifelong fan.
“I’ve been around this show all my life because my mother watched and I would sit down with her after school and watch,” he said.
A Complicated Man
As for why Dr. Mayes was often so harsh, Riedy said he created a backstory for the character to explain it. He decided Mayes was a widower and estranged from his daughter, making his life miserable.
We all know dead never really means dead on a soap, so a return engagement would be right up Reidy’s alley.
“Having the opportunity to work with these people and — working! I want to work, and they’re a great bunch. I’m thankful for it. So, at the drop of a hat, I would be back.”
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