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article imageChatting with 'General Hospital' alum Coby Ryan McLaughlin Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jan 12, 2021 in Entertainment
Actor Coby Ryan McLaughlin chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his acting career, "General Hospital," and his latest projects "The Package" and "The Nanny Murders."
Most recently, he starred as Archer in the short film The Package on the streaming service Passionflix. It was directed by Louise Alston. "The Package was fantastic. It was so much fun," he admitted. "It was great to get back to work in a casual fashion. Every now and then, I actually get to pass a nice guy, and that was nice to do. I like doing holiday movies since there is a certain energy that enables you to have a good time and find the charm in it."
"My co-star Heather Grace Hancock was rad," he said. "She was super fun to work with, and she was down for anything. She was very kind and sweet. It was a blast to have her as my scene partner."
"Louise Alston was wonderful as a director too. She was very hands-off and she allowed us to be ourselves," he added. "I have nothing but really positive things to say about that little experience."
The Package earned a favorable review from Digital Journal, and rightfully so.
McLaughlin opened up about the Lifetime movie The Nanny Murders, where he stars as business magnate Walton Page. "That was fun too," he said. "When you play a psychopath, there are no rules. He makes the rules. It was a lot of fun working with Mia Topalian and Arianne Zucker, they were both so rad. Gigi Gaston, the director, was also fantastic."
Coby Ryan McLaughlin as  Shiloh  on General Hospital
Coby Ryan McLaughlin as 'Shiloh' on General Hospital
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For McLaughlin, it was a lot of fun to play Shiloh on the hit ABC daytime drama General Hospital. "It's the best thing that you can possibly do as an actor," he said. "It allows you to flex muscles that you never knew you had, it was a hell of an experience. A soap opera is intense, like a bootcamp for actors."
"It was wonderful the reaction that character had and how people reacted to him, that was the best part of playing Shiloh," he added.
McLaughlin expressed his love and gratitude for his dedicated General Hospital. "The fans were wonderful, they are the most supportive people, they are really lovely," he said.
He listed General Hospital as a career-defining moment in his life, as well as playing Chris Jeffries in Parenthood. "Every job is a defining moment because you never know who saw it, or what's going to happen after. It's an interesting career path in that way," he said.
On the title of the current chapter of his life, he said, "Moving Forward."
For young and aspiring actors, he encouraged them to "stick with it." "If it's something you have to do, and it's your calling, then go for it," he said. "If you want to do it for the fame or the money, then do something it. Acting is one of those jobs that you never have to quit."
He defined the word success simply as contentment in life.
For his fans and supporters, he said, "Thank you. I wouldn't have a job without the fans. Their support just blows me away."
To learn more about actor Coby Ryan McLaughlin, check out his IMDb page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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