Fans were disappointed when Sydney Mikayla chose to leave GENERAL HOSPITAL to focus on her schoolwork at UCLA and the role of Trina was recast. And the actress herself was sad to leave her Port Charles family behind.
“Frank [Valentini, GH’s executive producer] had made such a space for me to be able to go to school and work,” Mikayla told SoapCentral.com. “He was working with me so much and working with my schedule, which I really appreciated. But ultimately, I just knew that I needed to commit to school and give all my attention to school as much as possible. So it was a difficult decision to make, but ultimately, I knew what I needed to do in order to complete my goal.”
With Trina now being played by a new actress, a return to Port Charles seems unlikely, but Mikayla promises her fans that they will see her on screen again somewhere. “Acting will always be a part of my life,” she insisted. “I’m really excited to learn more about the behind-the-scenes aspect of how filmmaking is done and really give myself more of an educational background on it. That way, when the opportunities present themselves for me to be able to take higher roles in the film and TV industry, like a producer or a director role, I really have the education to back that up. That’s really important to me.
“But acting will always be a part of me,” Mikayla added, “and I look forward to exploring the medium, even if it’s not necessarily through TV, but more learning and reading and doing performances that are student-led, things like that.”
So keep checking back at SoapsInDepth.com for future updates on where Mikayla’s career takes her in the future!
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