Chicago Med star Yaya DaCosta has left the show.
DaCosta, who portrayed nurse April Sexton since the show’s start in 2015, wrote about her exit. On Wednesday (May 12), the actress formerly on the NBC medical drama thanked the fans and crew. She said that she was lucky to work with “the most dedicated people in the business, learning wild medical jargon, growing as an actor and as a person.”
DaCosta thanked the Chicago Med creators, producers, and directors for believing in me from the show’s very inception.” The crew gave “April wings to explore such dynamic storylines.”
She added, “The cast and crew were so good to me and the background actors gave me so much energy and love, even in silence.” She included all of the supporting cast members and shared her appreciation for the entire crew.
“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,” she concluded.
See the post, below:
Other Chicago Med cast members are expected to return although their contracts are reportedly still being negotiated. Similar to Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., the show is one season into its three-season pickup.
As for DaCosta, she signed on to Lee Daniels and Fox’s Our Kind of People series. DaCosta will star as single mother Angela Vaughn, who is on a mission to reclaim her family’s legacy. She is set to launch her female Black haircare line but is slightly derailed as she discovers a secret about her mother’s past.
Another ‘Chicago Med Departure’
Yesterday, Chicago Med announced that both DaCosta and fellow co-star Torrey DeVitto, who portrayed Dr. Natalie Manning, would be exiting the show.
“Well, looks like the cat is out of the bag… All good things must come to an end,” she wrote via Instagram.
“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,” she continued.
DeVitto teased that she has projects in the works and that “new adventures await!”
DeVitto recently confirmed that she will be featured in the independent film, Skelly. Filming reportedly begins in Massachusetts on May 20.
The film follows an 11-year-old boy named Jonah who is experiencing grief after his grandfather’s death. He soon becomes obsessed with the idea of death and mortality while he helps aid in the annual haunted house creation. DeVitto will portray Jonah’s mother.