The Resident Star Emily VanCamp Breaks Her Silence On Sudden Exit

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The Resident star Emily VanCamp has broken her silence on her sudden exit from the show.

The actress confirmed that her daughter Iris’ birth was a huge part of the reason she left Fox’s The Resident after four seasons. “I spent so many years on network television, but then suddenly priorities shifted,” VanCamp explained to Deadline.

“I think there comes a moment in every woman’s life — in every person’s life — where it becomes less about work and more about family, and that’s what happened while I was making the show. Doing that many episodes in a different city and then you add COVID to that, most of us couldn’t see our families for almost a year. It really solidified for me that family is where my heart is at the moment.”

VanCamp and her husband Josh Bowman announced the birth of their daughter back in August, which came as a surprise for many fans as the couple was able to keep VanCamp’s pregnancy a secret. Shortly following the announcement, it was revealed that VanCamp would not return to her role on The Resident. 

VanCamp opened up further about her decision to exit and called it a  “bittersweet moment” while explaining that her departure was personal and had nothing to do with any dynamics on set. “I loved doing The Resident so much for the four years I was on it,” the actress explained.

“Oftentimes you hear about someone exiting a show because something bad had happened or there was some bad blood. But in this case, it’s the exact opposite. There’s nothing but love and respect between all of us and this decision was not an easy one for anybody. But it was the right one for me, personally. I’m grateful that I was met with understanding and compassion.”

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