‘Chicago Med’: Would April Actor Yaya DaCosta Come Back for a Guest Appearance?

by Samantha Whidden

Following the departure of her Chicago Med character Nurse April Sexton, Yaya DaCosta reveals if she has any interest in getting back to scrubs for a guest appearance on the hit series. 

While chatting with TVLine, Yaya DaCosta stated she would absolutely return as a guest on the show. “My experience on Chicago Med was absolutely lovely. I loved the cast and crew. And it was difficult to leave on a personal level, but not on a professional level.”

Following the 6th season finale of Chicago Med, DaCosta took to her Instagram to speak about leaving the hit series. “After six amazing seasons of working with some of the most dedicated people in the business; learning wild medical jargon; growing as an actor; and as a person… My time as April Sexton on Chicago Med has come to close.”

DaCosta then thanked Chicago Med showrunners as well as producers, cast, and crew for believing in her from the show’s inception and for giving her character ‘wings to explore such dynamic storylines.” She then added, “I’m going to miss everyone dearly, and of course, all of you who watch the show religiously and have also become part of the One Chicago family.”

Along with her departure, Torrey DeVitto has also moved on from her role as Dr. Natalie Manning. DeVitto announced the news in an Instagram post last spring.

“It has been such an honor and pure joy to bring Dr. Natalie Manning to life for all of you on ‘Chicago Med’ for the past 6 seasons. But it is now time for her and me to bow out and say goodbye. Thank you to all you loyal watchers who adored her as much as I did.”

Yaya DaCosta Talks Departure From ‘Chicago Med’ and Joining ‘Our Kind of People’ Cast

During a recent interview with Deadline, Yaya DaCosta stated that she left Chicago Med after six seasons on her own terms. She has since joined Fox’s Our Kind of People. 

“My exit from Chicago Med and the arrival of this show happened really simultaneously,” DaCosta explained. “There isn’t much to say about it. There was a window opening and a question mark as to whether I should stay or go.”

DaCosta went on to share that she fell in love with Our Kind of People and she jumped the opportunity to work with the show’s executive producer, Lee Daniels, again. She previously worked with Daniels on The Butler. She also says the show is a dream in so many ways.

“It’s saucy and so much fun! The forefront of our discussions. We’re just playing with these serious themes and we’re making them fun.”