Helen George has 'genuine fear' of Call the Midwife axe
Helen George has a "genuine fear" of being axed from 'Call the Midwife'.
The 38-year-old actress' alter ego Trixie Franklin is one of the few characters on the period drama that has been involved since it began in 2012 but the blonde beauty insisted she doesn't take her job for granted because "you never know" when show bosses will decide they think characters have come to the end of the road.
Speaking during a live Q+A with RadioTimes.com, Helen said of her concern: "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."
Helen also admitted she'd love to see some of her former castmates return when the show finally does come to an end.
She said: "We've talked about that. Wouldn't it be nice? Like at the end of Titanic, all the characters come and it's just beautiful. It would have been amazing to have everybody.
"Look, you'll have to wait and see. But it'll be nice at some point – maybe at the end of the very, very last series – to get some of the old faces back, for sure."
When pressed on who she would choose, she singled out Charlotte Ritchie, Emerald Fennell, Pam Ferris, Victoria Yeates and "lovely" Bryony Hannah.
But then she added: "All of them!"
'Call The Midwife' was recently renewed for another two seasons, meaning it will be on air until at least 2026 so it seems Helen's reunion dream won't be coming to fruition for some time.