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‘Sullivan’s Crossing’ Star Doesn’t Fan-Girl Over Her Handsome Castmates


Actress Morgan Kohan worked with two small screen legends on her new CW series “Sullivan’s Crossing” — but she said she wasn’t fazed by co-stars Chad Michael Murray and Scott Patterson.

“I had seen a few episodes (of ‘Gilmore Girls’) here and there, but I wasn’t a huge TV fan growing up,” Kohan told the Post from Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she is currently filming season 2 of “Sullivan’s”. Crossing” ahead of the season 1 premiere on October 4 (8 p.m.)

“So I’m pretty grateful for that,” she said. “I certainly knew about (Murray and Patterson’s) shows and who they were, but I didn’t have an in-depth knowledge of everything they had done.”

“And I wasn’t a fan of them,” she said. “It was less intimidating than it could have been.”

“Sullivan’s Crossing” is based on a series of books by Robyn Carr, who is also the author of the novels that form the basis of the Netflix hit “Virgin River.”

Morgan Kohan as Maggie in “Sullivan’s Crossing”.
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Chad Michael Murray and Scott Patterson in “Sullivan’s Crossing.”
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The story follows Maggie (Kohan), a leading neurosurgeon in Boston. After legal troubles turn her life upside down, she returns to her idyllic Nova Scotia hometown, specifically Sullivan’s Crossing, a campground run by her estranged father, Sully (Patterson).

As she reconnects with her father and old friends, she reevaluates her life and also connects with mysterious newcomer Cal (Michael Murray, “One Tree Hill”), with whom she initially leaves. on the wrong foot (she thinks he’s flirting with her).

Maggie (Morgan Kohan) and Cal (Chad Michael Murray) get off on the wrong foot at first.
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Maggie (Morgan Kohan) flees the big city to return to her small hometown.
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“The relationship with Cal is so fun,” Morgan Kohan said of Chad Michael Murray’s character.
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“The relationship with Cal is so fun, because there’s so much tension built from the beginning,” Kohan said. “There is clearly an attraction: they are magnetized by each other. Whether it was friendship, romance, or enemies…it was fun to explore with Chad.

“He’s great, so nice,” she said. “She’s such a down-to-earth and kind person, and we get along really well. It’s working with a friend. We both put everything into it. This feels like a real collaboration.

Chad Michael Murray as Cal Jones, Morgan Kohan as Maggie Sullivan, and Scott Patterson as Sully.
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Maggie (Morgan Kohan) and her ex-father, Sully (Scott Patterson) reconnect.

Sully and Maggie have a complicated relationship, having not seen each other for many years.

“I really loved working and experiencing the scenes with Sully and Maggie,” she said. “There’s so much to take from it, so many years missed from each other, so much history that’s there. There is so much left unsaid. Working with Scott on these scenes was such a pleasure. He’s so funny and such a prankster, so it’s funny. We were laughing between takes.

Although she didn’t watch much television growing up, Kohan said she had a favorite TV doctor.

“The two shows I watched growing up were ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ So Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo) is a must,” she said. “I guess there are some similarities (between Meredith and Maggie), now that I think about it.”

“I think what’s exciting about this show is that Maggie comes back to these people that she hasn’t seen in so long, we see these relationships build from the ground up,” she said. declared. “We see Cal and Maggie progress, and (we see) the baggage that they both bring into their relationship.”

“We watch Sully and Maggie try to come to terms with their history and who they want to be as a family. It’s exciting that everything is as new to her as it is to the audience.


New York Post

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