Call the Midwife's Helen George explains "genuine fear" of being written out
Call the Midwife's Helen George might well be the face of the series, having played her character Trixie from the start and featuring in some of the show's biggest storylines.
That doesn't mean that the actress thinks her position on the cast is guaranteed, however, as she admitted that she does worry quite a bit that she might get written out of the show before it ends.
Speaking to Radio Times, Helen said: "You never have complete control. Absolutely, it's a genuine fear.
"You never know. And they might just come to a point where they think, 'Do you know what, we've got nothing more to say about your character. There's nothing left to do with you. So you're off.' It happens."
It feels as though there are plenty of storylines left for Trixie, as the latest series ended with her tying the knot with Matthew, and the topic of how she does with balancing married life with her work at Nonnatus House to explore.
Helen's comments come just after it was confirmed that Leonie Elliot's fan-favourite character Lucille had left Call the Midwife.
In series 12, Lucille took a break from work to protect her mental health, and went to see her family in Jamaica.
Her husband Cyril confirmed she'd found a job there in a mid-series episode, and went to visit her to see how she was doing.
Then, he revealed when Lucille didn't attend Trixie's wedding in the finale she was doing fine, enjoying her new job, and that it was "doing her good to be with her family" – suggesting her visit would be long-term.
Following the Call the Midwife series 12 finale, Leonie confirmed that she had indeed left the show via social media, leaving us at Digital Spy dismayed at the low-key and sudden departure of such a fan-favourite character.
Call the Midwife is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer. A 13th series is filming in Spring, with series 14 and 15 recently confirmed.
You Might Also Like