General Hospital (GH) spoilers reveal that SOD reports the departure of Nathanyael Grey as Mason Gatlin. Mason, Austin Gatlin-Holt’s (Roger Howarth) cousin, debuted last year and stirred up a ton of mischief before being shot by Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) after he kidnapped Ava Jerome (Maura West).
It looks like Mason will be sent to Pentonville for his crimes, rather than wind up the victim of a whodunit. In September he told the outlet “I was hired for three episodes.
I’ve been waiting to die, like, forever! But Frank [Valentini, executive producer] told me on my fourth episode that he really liked what I did as an actor and he wanted to use me more. So I was like, ‘Okay!’”
Fans were also more than ok with the decision since his menacing addition to the pantheon of Port Charles meanies was singularly unique—lollipops, anyone?
General Hospital spoilers: Mason Gatlin Gone
Grey added that he loved his fans reacted to him: “I met a woman at a bar/restaurant in North Hollywood and she kept looking at me, and then she goes, ‘Wait, you’re, you’re Mason on GENERAL HOSPITAL!’ I was like, ‘Yes, I am.’ She invited me to her birthday party!”
Grey also got a shout out at Home Depot when an employee told him “I make everybody watch the show. You’re my favorite bad guy on the show.”
GH spoilers: Nathanyael Grey Leaves Port Charles
Grey shared many scenes with Roger Howarth who plays Mason’s cousin, Austin Gatlin-Holt. Grey heaped praise on his costar, calling him “a very unique character, quirky and intuitive. Roger likes to play and when we run a scene, he’ll goof off a little bit to kind of find momentum … I’ve learned a lot from watching that and we play off of each other very well.”
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Of his onscreen enemy, Ava, he called her “a ball of fire … so, so funny. She makes such interesting choices and is so great to work with, but you never really know what you’re going to get with her! She’s very thorough when she rehearses and she plays around with a lot of concepts in a different way.
I would say the most dynamic rehearsal I ever had was when I had scenes with both her and Roger at the same time, and watching them build their chemistry because of the direction their story was going. It’s like going to acting class watching Maura and Roger.”
And then there were his scenes opposite his boss, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober). According to Grey, Kober is a mercurial personality “super-intense” in character and “then the man’s playing the harmonica like Neil Young and he becomes, like, the sweetest guy!”
Grey summed up his time on GH as “a hell of an experience … my favorite job I’ve ever had is GH, that’s a 100% fact. I’ve had more fun on this job than anything else I’ve ever done.”
It’s fair to say that the fans loved watching Grey as well, and we hope Mason finds a way to get out early for good behavior because no other villain brings the down-home, aw-shucks menace quite as well as Mason Gatlin!
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