'Girls' Co-Star Abruptly Quits Show After Butting Heads With Lena Dunham

christopher abbott girlsGuys. Bad news about Girls. Marnie's on-again, off-again bearded boyfriend Charlie is leaving the show. Christopher Abbott, who plays Charlie, is not coming back for season three. Apparently, he "butt heads" with show creator and star Lena Dunham about the direction in which the show was going, and said, essentially, peace out; a simple fact that makes me very, very nervous.

I mean, what direction could be so offensive that one of the best actors decides to just up and quit?

According to sources, it was an abrupt exit, one that no one necessarily saw coming. Abbott's rep released a statement saying that Christoper is ...

 ... grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd 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.


And it comes at such a sad time, too. Charlie was just getting hot. Like, super hot. And rich.

Listen. I'm not especially upset that Charlie's gone, but the news does make me anxious about this mysterious tack season three is taking. At the end of season two, Charlie and Marnie were back together. She was going to make him snacks late at night, have his little brown babies, then eventually watch him die.

I guess the "watching him die" part might come sooner rather than later as Charlie is either literally or figuratively going to be killed off the show.

It's not fun to hear about dissenters on set, if only because I imagine working on Girls to be similar to staying up late in your bunk at summer camp with all your best friends writing a script for the all-camp play while trying on insane outfits, eating lots of Sour Patch Kids, talking about cleanses, criticizing Tom's shoes, and generally absorbing the overwhelming feeling of God, we're cool, aren't we?, before all falling asleep next to each other on sandy towels on the floor.

To know that someone as essential as Charlie could up and leave that dream gives me an uneasy feeling. What don't we know? WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SEASON THREE?

You must warn us Charlie, it's your duty.

Are you sad to see Charlie go?


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nonmember avatar Nora

Smart man...

Ana Figueroa

I will be very sad. Christopher is amazing actor. She is dump to let him go.... Lena Dunban beg him to stay..


piggy... piggy11721

I dont watch this show but He sounds very unprofessional, regaurdless. I would think that this could hurt his future opportunities.

jalaz77 jalaz77

I bet he quit because he is probably going to have a sex scene with Lena?! Kidding kidding, seriously that girl is naked all the time. I quit watching this show recently, I got sick of theses girls whining all the time. So this doesn't bother me.

Peter Acebal

'butt' heads with her? good God, i hope he didn't knock some sense into that overblown opinion of herself!

Deidr... Deidre581

I started to watch this show because it is completely unlike anything that I have ever seen before.  I still don't know if I like it because the portrayal of the girls is so accurate to what we really act like or if it's just like a train wreck that you can't take your eyes away from.  Either way Christoper has become a major part of the show and he made his choice so Lena do what you do best.  Run him down with that train

Eddie... EddiesMama83

I wonder how many feet that Lena kid had to step on to get in the position she is in today. I could be wrong, but I don't think there are too many 21-year-olds who get to create their own show,.

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