Christopher Abbott (aka Marni's boyfriend) quits 'Girls'
Christopher Abbott, better known as the actor who plays Marni’s boyfriend Charlie in Girls, is leaving the show.
The actor is reported to have left the third series of the hit HBO drama after clashing with writer and co-star Lena Dunham.
“They’ve just started work on season three and Chris is at odds with Lena. He didn’t like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map,” a source told the New York Post.
Things were just getting good again for Abbott’s character Charlie at the end of season two when he got back together with former girlfriend Marni, but it looks like their on-off relationship will now be off again.
Abbott’s agent confirmed the departure, saying: “[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.”
Abbott recently appeared in indie movie Burma and is due to star in forthcoming film The Sleepwalker, currently in post-production.
Series three of Girls is currently being filmed, and a release date is yet to be set by HBO.
After giving gay film R-rating despite no sex or violencefilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist
Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?
Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
Lucy, film review: Scarlett Johansson will blow your mind in Luc Besson's complex thriller
Miley Cyrus concert banned on morality grounds in the Dominican Republic
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians