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Last night, Soaps In Depth's Twitter page released Tyler Christopher's official statement on his exit as GENERAL HOSPITAL's Nikolas: "Commitment, professionalism and performance doesn't get you anything." And now, In Depth shares more of our exclusive interview with the Emmy-nominated actor about the circumstances surrounding his being let go from the soap.
"I was told that I would not be signing another contract," Christopher frankly declares. "I didn't see it coming." In fact, it was the actor's plan to remain with GH even while working on the upcoming new ABC Family series THE LYING GAME, where he's been cast as Detective Matthews. "A lot of people think that the reason I'm leaving is because I'm going on this other show. That's not the case," he explains. "I have zero idea of what my involvement with THE LYING GAME is going to be. I'm a character that may or may not be permanently involved. Leaving GH was not my choice. I wanted to stay and work out a deal, and that was not an option to me."
As of press time, Christopher had not been told how much longer Nikolas would remain a part of the Port Charles canvas. "No one has told me," he shrugs. "I don't know if I'm going to be gone at the end of the contract [in June] or next week. I have no idea."
We'll have more of Christopher's first exit interview in an upcoming ABC issue of Soaps In Depth, so check it out!