Noooooooooooooooooooooo!! He was one of my favorite characters!!
Christopher Abbott has quit ‘Girls.’ The actor who played Charlie Dattolo on the HBO hit ended season two with deciding to settle down with his on-again girlfriend Marnie. Looks like we won’t be able to see where that relationship goes, because the actor has abruptly quit the show – after “being at odds” with creator Lena Dunham.
According to the New York Post, the 27-year-old actor was butting heads with Dunham, right as season three was about to begin filming. “They’ve just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena,” the source told Page Six. “He didn’t like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map.”
Unfortunately – the news is true. Christopher’s rep has confirmed he’s leaving. “Chris is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd Apatow, and the entire Girls cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show.”
Well how’s that for biting the hand that feeds you??
Christopher was reportedly confident that Girls would continue to do well, but he was less than sure when it came to his wimpy character.
‘He wasn’t behind where it was going to end up,’ an insider told Us Weekly.
‘Chris was reluctant to do the show from the get go. He’s a really great actor, the source material from the beginning was great and he was grateful to Lena.
‘But he’s at a point now where he has too many great film parts being offered to him to turn them down for something he’s not 100 percent satisfied with…He feels good about his decision.’
Abbott has appeared in several indie flicks, including Martha Marcy May Marlene with Elizabeth Olsen and Hello I Must Be Going with Melanie Linskey.
He’ll next be seen in this year’s drama The Sleepwalker and the drama Burma, which was awarded a Special Jury Prize For Ensemble Cast at SXSW last month.
Meanwhile Dunham, who turns 27 next month, has also reportedly shaken up her writing staff for the third season, which is now 50 percent male.
I’m sorry to see him go, but I can see why he’d be frustrated with his character, he was kind of a weenie on the show. We’ll just have to watch for him now on the big screen!
So who will Marnie hook up with in Season 3???