Port Charles and General Hospital fans are in shock this week after the explosive (literally) death of Morgan Corinthos.
Actor Bryan Craig has portrayed a young adult Morgan since 2013 and won an Emmy for the role this past May. Some say he can even earn another statuette in 2017 for his portrayal of a young man in the midst of a bipolar breakdown. So what made Craig decide to leave the soap?
Apparently, his exit was a career move and a desire to move on.
“I guess we started seriously talking about it when my fourth-year option was coming up,” Craig said in the October 24 issue of Soap Opera Digest. “There were a couple of big projects that I had gotten close on while I was at GH and my manager and I just kind of made the decision that it was time to go back out there.”
Craig admitted giving up the financial security was scary, but it was a chance he had to take.
“Giving up your weekly paycheck is always a scary thing, especially when nothing in this industry is promised. You can only live so long on the money that you have saved from the previous job, so that’s a little scary,” he told Digest.
However, fiancée Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt) convinced him to take the plunge, so Morgan then took the plunge off that cliff in Julian’s blown-to-bits car.
Craig definitely has his favorite stories and scenes, and they mainly come from Morgan’s bipolar meltdown last February. He also heaps praise on TV parents Maurice Benard and Laura Wright. He also thanks Benard with helping him win that Emmy.
“Maurice believed in me and knew what I could do from day one, so he also pushed for me to get good material and it was great. We won an Emmy off of it, so there you go.”