US actress Yaya DaCosta arrives for the 5th annual Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) Film Awards at Avalon Hollywood, California, February 28, 2022. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
TV - Movies
Why Yaya DaCosta
And Torrey
DeVitto Left
Chicago Med
Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and ER nurse April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) were staples on "Chicago Med" for six seasons. This is why it was shocking to see two main characters leave the series, and many wondered why the pair exited.
DaCosta opted not to renew her contract after Season 6, as she had the opportunity to join another television series, "Our Kind of People.” There was a window opening and a question mark as to whether I should stay or go," she noted, adding, "And in that window, I fell in love with 'Our Kind of People,' and I jumped at the opportunity to work with Lee Daniels again.”
Whether DeVitto left on her own accord or the network didn’t renew her contract remains unclear, but DeVitto’s post on Instagram suggests she walked away on her terms. The actress wrote how much she enjoyed playing the role, adding, "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."