Actress Kelly Adams left HOLBY CITY in September after two and a half years playing nurse Mickie Hendrie. Viewers were shown her audition process in documentary ‘Making it at Holby’ before both her and Jaye Jacobs landed their roles in the show. Her character enjoyed a number of storylines from her coming to terms with her sexuality, Will’s death and her final storyline which saw her quit Holby, with a new girlfriend in tow, to train as a doctor. Kindly Kelly talked to holby.tv about her time on the show and her future plans…
Why did you decide to leave HOLBY CITY?
My contract was nearing it’s end and things were quietening down so it was time to go. I enjoyed the time I spent on the show and I learned a lot.
Are you pleased at how your character progressed during your two and half years on the show?
I loved being in Maternity. Mickie had trials and tribulations which were challenging to play. As Maternity closed and Mickie became a nurse on the central ward, things slowed down a bit. I loved my leaving storyline though.
What were some of your most memorable storylines to film?
Kissing Jaye was pretty memorable and set the level for all the kissing to come!
The end storyline was great because I was with Ade Edmonson, who is a real pro. Trying to remember all the dialogue about transplants was interesting too.
What was your last day on Set like? Did you take any keepsakes with you from your time playing Mickie?
The last day was funny. We all messed about and I got cream cakes for everyone. It hit me, just before a take, that I was leaving and I cried in the scene by accident – they kept it in. I did take something as a memento but I can’t say what it is!
What will you miss most from working on the show?
The money. It is odd, after knowing exactly where all your pay cheques are coming from to suddenly being self sufficient again.
Will you keep in touch with any cast members?
I still have dinner with the cast and I talk to Jaye all the time. Plus Adam [Best] always calls me when is drunk!
You recently filmed in Budapest for an episode of BBC’s Robin Hood. What was this like to film? Did you enjoy it?
That was great. Other than Lucy (Marian), I was the only girl, so it was fantastic. The cast and crew were a lot of fun and there was a real buzz about the show. There were a lot of dinners and night out. Hard work.
Did you get much time for any sight-seeing whilst you were there?
Yeah. I was there for three weeks and only filmed for one so I know Budapest inside and out. Luckily, I am very good at being by myself so most days I tried to tan the more intimate parts of my body on my balcony as it was private. It was very, very hot.
Do you have any further acting work lined up?
I am being seen for TV and film work at the moment, which makes a refreshing change from the less than desirable musicals I auditioned before HOLBY. I went up for a great movie the other day which I would really love to get.
Would you every consider going on a celebrity reality show such as Jaye Jacobs did when appearing on Strictly Come Dancing?
I wouldn’t do a celebrity show because I’m not a big enough celebrity so I would just be making up the numbers!
If you were asked, would you ever return to HOLBY CITY perhaps next time as a qualified doctor?!
I’ve only just finished! It would be funny to come back as Connie’s equal, all suited and confident. Never say never.