Christopher Kohn leaves the RTL series “Everything that counts”. In an interview, he reveals his plans after his departure.
Christopher Kohn (37) leaves the RTL Daily “Everything that counts”. The last episode with him runs on November 25th on RTL (or ). The actor is now dedicating himself to a completely different project: together with his best friend Alexander Ziegenbein, he is starting the podcast “Advice among friends”. In the first issue, which will be available on Spotify and Apple s from 6 p.m. this Thursday (November 10) (also as a video podcast on YouTube), the two friends talk about first dates, ghosting and the worst dating, among other things -breakdowns.
In an interview with the news agency spot on news, Christopher Kohn talks about the difficult farewell to the series, his new podcast and his professional and private plans for the future.
You have been part of the “Everything That Counts” cast since 2018. How difficult was it for you to say goodbye?
Christopher Kohn: My last week of shooting was really very emotional. I had tears in my eyes every day. I put so much love into my role that of course it was very difficult for me to say goodbye. I will miss the daily shooting and the great team on the set of “Everything that counts”.
Which moments in the “AWZ” family will you remember most?
Kohn: I was allowed to play incredibly great stories. “Finn” had a tremor, was addicted to pills afterwards, almost died four times… So much has happened that countless moments will remain in my heart.
Your role Finn Albrecht wants to emigrate. Would emigration also be for you personally?
Kohn: Definitely. I’ve been thinking about where I could spend my life in the future for several years. Something with a beach, palm trees and sea would be great. But for that I have to earn a little more money. (laughs)
It could just be a temporary farewell. Isn’t a comeback in the series completely out of the question for you?
Kohn: “AWZ” will always be a big part of my life and I would never rule anything out completely. However, my role said so beautifully at the end: “At the moment there are no plans to return.”.
How did you come up with the idea of implementing the friendship podcast “Advice among Friends” together with UFA? And what do you have to imagine under mentaltainment?
Kohn: I said the term in an interview and meanwhile I think it’s perfect for the project. We care about mental health. But we want to approach the topic with fun and entertainment. That’s why there is a large portion of entertainment. Zack: Mentaltainment. I’ve been doing Advice Between Friends on my Instagram channel for a while. But I really wanted to answer the questions in more detail, so now the podcast. I’ve been working with UFA since “AWZ” and have great confidence in the creativity of my producer Lisa Hochhausen.
How personal does it get in the episodes, what do your fans learn from you and where do you draw the line to private details?
Kohn: The plan is not to draw any boundaries at all. I want to be honest with my community, and I certainly don’t want you to feel like I know better. That’s not the case. I too have had bad days, self-doubt and unpleasant experiences. But I’m fighting to make things a little better for all of us.
How important is it to you to address mental health issues and what do you do for your own mental health, especially in these difficult times?
Kohn: I have my fixed routine in the morning. I read a lot, I deal with myself a lot and I’ve had a few conversations with therapists. Mental health is very important to me. For years we’ve been taught that we need to improve our looks to keep up. The obsession with beauty has distracted us from the important issues. Now it’s time to look inside.
Will your fans see you in other TV projects soon or will you take some time off from acting?
Kohn: I’m currently trying new things and concentrating more on the topic of “entertainment and moderation”. But of course I’m an actor and I always will be. Anything that feels right to me, I will do.
What else do you have planned professionally or privately for 2023 and what do you wish for the new year?
Kohn: I hope that “Advice among Friends” will reach a lot of people and that everyone will have a good time with the podcast. For me and my family I hope for health, fun and of course the necessary happiness. I’m open to everything and looking forward to the new year.