Christopher Abbott quits TV show “Girls”

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I couldn’t believe this news! Christopher Abbott, who plays Charlie in the HBO show Girls, has quit after disagreeing with creator Lena Dunham over his character’s direction.

At the end of season two, we saw Charlie having a successful career after creating an app and getting back together with Marnie, played by Allison Williams. One, I want to know what Lena wanted to do to Charlie?! Two, how are they going to write out his role?! They can’t ignore it he kissed Marnie and they got back together in his last scene. They are going to have to seriously explain this.

Chris’ rep said: “[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.”

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Luckily, the show had only just entered production for season three so presumably nothing has been filmed yet. Can he quit just like that?! Does he not have some contract that he needs to stick to?! I can’t believe he has been allowed to just walk out, ruining the whole Marnie storyline.

To be fair though, we don’t know what Lena wanted for Charlie. Perhaps we will never know. Lena is the creator and star of the show, Hannah. She also writes and directs some episodes. Judd Apatow is a producer for the show.

I am really gutted about this because Charlie was my favourite male character and seemed like the only nice guy. I was so happy that he and Marnie got back together and now he is out of the show. This is ANOTHER reason not to watch season three, for my feature about that, read here.

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