Kimberly McCullough recently shared some news that set fans who've been hoping for her return as General Hospital's Robin Scorpio into mourning. The beloved performer-turned-director says she has retired from acting.
In an Instagram post that sums up many of her major life events and accomplishments of the past decade, McCullough reveals that her decision to step away from the stage is a permanent one. As fans of the soap alum know, she has been pursuing a career as a director -- and she has now made it clear that she will only be behind the camera from now on.
Says her post: "This decade I... Picked the right guy, lost a baby, had a baby, found my Jack, moved into my dream home, got my DGA card, worked with talented and kind people, retired from acting, became a Ojai mom, received a handwritten note from Kyle MacLachlan, and directed 25 episodes of television. It's been a wild ride and I'm grateful."
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This decade I ... Picked the right guy, lost a baby, had a baby, found my Jack, moved into my dream home, got my DGA card, worked with talented and kind people, retired from acting, became a Ojai mom , received a hand written note from Kyle MacLachlan and directed 25 episodes of television. It's been a wild ride and I'm grateful.
The news of McCullough's full retirement from acting is unexpected, but it's not a complete surprise. Outside of a few recent appearances on General Hospital, she hasn't been active in front of the camera for quite some time, and she has been vocal about her insecurities as an actress and how the job keeps performers under a microscope.
However, as she loves the business, McCullough found that becoming a director offered her a new way to stay active in the entertainment world without the uncomfortable pressures she experienced as a performer. Over the past decade, she has helmed many television series, including K.C. Undercover, Pretty Little Liars, Fuller House, The Conners, One Day at a Time, and The Bold Type. She also became a part of the Directors Guild of America.
McCullough became an actor at the tender age of seven months, making her first TV appearance in a diaper commercial opposite Juliet Mills. She made her feature film debut when she was six years old in the 1984 break-dancing musical Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. When she was seven, she joined the cast of GH as Robin Scorpio and has appeared on the series on-again, off-again since 1985.
Though she is now retired from acting, fans shouldn't completely rule out the possibility of McCullough stepping back into the world of GH. There's always the chance that she would agree to cameo appearances, and she did say that if she were asked, she would be up for the challenge of directing the ABC soap opera.
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