17 Actors Unceremoniously Booted Off Reveals/Motion pictures

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It’s on a regular basis sad when a character leaves a TV current, whether or not or not their character is killed off or simply leaves metropolis. Usually though, it matches the story…nevertheless typically, an actor/their character is abruptly booted off the current.

Typically, they’d been fired, or the actor didn’t current as a lot as set (or didn’t get known as once more to set). Typically, they’d been recast, so their character remained. And usually, their character merely disappeared into skinny air.

Listed below are 17 events characters had been unceremoniously killed or booted off a gift, to the detriment of the plot/continuity.


Brooke Smith joined the Grey’s Anatomy solid once more in late Season 2 as Dr. Erica Hahn, and later grew to turn into one half of the current’s first important lesbian pairing: Callica (Callie and Erica).

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Nonetheless, she was let go in Season 5, reportedly on account of the neighborhood didn’t identical to the trail the couple was taking or Hahn’s character. Smith said of her dismissal, “They solely instantly knowledgeable me that they couldn’t write for my character anymore. … I don’t suppose I’m ever going to know [why this really happened].” Her character was last seen strolling to her car, and it was revealed she cease the following episode.


She found she was being let go shortly after taking footage the monologue the place her character discovers she’s gay, and that they knowledgeable her that her subsequent episode might be her last.

Erica’s untimely departure was outlined by the current’s govt producer, Shonda Rhimes, who outlined, “Sadly, we didn’t uncover that the magic and chemistry with Brooke’s character would preserve in the long run. The impression of the Callie/Erica relationship will in all probability be felt and carried out out in a story for Callie.”

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One different character on Grey’s who left abruptly was Izzie. There was an entire lot of controversy spherical Katherine Heigl’s departure from the current, with some claiming she merely hadn’t confirmed as a lot as work in Season 7. In fact, Heigl said she was on family go away, and decided she wanted to focus additional time on being a mom. Sooner than she was due once more, she stated she talked to Shonda and “waited at home until I was given the formal OK that I was off the current.”

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Her last episode was Season 6, Episode 12. Her character did go away metropolis inside the episode, nevertheless it wasn’t anticipated that she’d under no circumstances come once more on the current.


Charlie Sheen suffered a reasonably public fall from grace once more in 2011, and was thus fired from his TV current Two and a Half Males. On the time, Sheen was the highest-paid actor on US TV.

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The remainder of the season was cancelled, and the following season began collectively together with his character’s funeral after dying offscreen (though, inside the assortment finale, he was revealed to be alive; sooner than promptly dying as soon as extra).

To revitalize the current, Ashton Kutcher was launched in as a result of the second lead. The current ran for 4 additional seasons, nevertheless many followers felt it wasn’t the similar.

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Danny was a fan favorite character on Teen Wolf, and he obtained a a lot larger place when he began a relationship with new character Ethan in Season 3.

On the end of the season, they broke up, and Ethan left metropolis, and Danny revealed he knew all about werewolves. So naturally…followers had been anticipating this to have an effect on the plot, and Danny’s plotline to proceed.

Nevertheless Danny merely…by no means returned. Not even for the finale, for which Ethan returned (now relationship Jackson), though showrunner Jeff Davis had assured us we hadn’t seen the ultimate of Danny. For actor Keahu Kahuanui’s half, he joked in regards to the state of affairs with this video suggesting Danny had confirmed as a lot as school sooner or later and it was locked.

Twitter: @KeahuKahuanui


Shannen Doherty was one amongst three principal characters on Charmed for the first three seasons — after which instantly, her character was killed off. This was notably sudden considering all of the premise of the current was throughout the power of three — primarily, the Halliwell sisters’ power revolved spherical there being three of them.

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To rectify this, the current wanted to introduce a long-lost sister to as soon as extra full the trio, carried out by Rose McGowan. Prue’s dying wasn’t inside the distinctive plan of the current — it was Doherty’s choice to depart. She stated, “There was an extreme quantity of drama on the set and by no means adequate passion for the work” (which many assumed was referring to costar Alyssa Milano, with whom there’d been rumors of drama). Milano and McGowan moreover ended up having drama.

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Doherty’s character’s dying wasn’t even clear inside the episode it occurred, and bought right here all through as a bit random and abrupt. (She’s truly merely killed by falling by the use of a wall, much like Piper was — nevertheless Piper was efficient?) Followers weren’t the one ones divided on her character’s abrupt exit — costar Holly Marie Combs stated, ”We should all the time have had an opportunity to have her character, Prue, make a modern exit and have our story writers appropriately plan for that.”


Doherty had moreover left Beverly Hills, 90210 beneath less-than-ideal circumstances.

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She was actually fired as a consequence of Tori Spelling talking to her father, who produced the current, about on-set fights and stress between Doherty and totally different solid members. The ultimate time we seen Brenda on the current, she was spending the night with Dylan sooner than leaving for a 12 months at an performing school. Nonetheless, the ultimate scene primarily contains her promising to return once more to Dylan and saying she’ll on a regular basis love him. Apart from…she under no circumstances bought right here once more.


Nonetheless, Brenda did current up in The CW’s reboot, 90210.


Lots of the actors/characters on this itemizing had abrupt exits, nevertheless they’ll actually nonetheless be unceremoniously ousted slowly. Almost certainly certainly one of many worst examples of that’s Charisma Carpenter, who carried out Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer after which its spin-off Angel.

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After seasons of character enchancment and being a fan favorite, she acted as a villain in Season 4 and primarily went in direction of all of the items she stood for as a character (along with sleeping with Connor, her best buddy and love curiosity Angel’s teenage son). It was lastly revealed she had been possessed by an evil strain, which the heroes defeated — nevertheless Cordelia was nonetheless left in a coma on the end of Season 4.

Carpenter says current creator Joss Whedon assured her that she wouldn’t be fired after her character was put inside the coma, nevertheless later, when the press known as her for comment, she discovered she had, in precise reality, been fired. Carpenter believes she was fired as retaliation for turning into pregnant. Whedon allegedly requested her if she was “going to take care of it” after which accused her of sabotaging the current when he found about her being pregnant.

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She did appear for a single episode of Season 5, which was an vital swan tune for her character, sooner than it was revealed she was ineffective. Nonetheless, the sluggish harm of her character and Carpenter’s eventual firing continues to be universally hated by followers.


Danneel Ackles had an similar experience on One Tree Hill. After going from a villain/the favored lady (like Cordelia), she had an vital character arc. Nevertheless then in Season 5, she had a heroin behavior and stole from Brooke, who was solely attempting to help her. She returned in Season 7 as a villain made out to be even worse than Dan, the current’s principal villain.

Ackles has since come out and stated that in her ideas, Rachel’s story ended considerably higher. Inside the wake of the allegations in direction of current creator Mark Schwahn, she said of Rachel’s downfall and character assassination: “There have been an entire lot of points which have come out not too way back about One Tree Hill, so I’ll permit you to merely type of decide why you suppose that occurred to her. … Our govt producer and creator type of had a way of — when he was achieved with you — making you enable the current the worst doable method.”

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One early emotional second of Avengers: Endgame was when Scott reunited collectively together with his daughter after 5 years inside the Quantum Realm (successfully, for him, 5 hours), and he or she was now a teen.

The place was carried out by Emma Fuhrmann. Nevertheless then, for the third Ant-Man movie, Fuhrmann was ousted and adjusted with Kathryn Newton for seemingly no motive. Taking to Twitter, Fuhrmann seemingly implied she’d realized the knowledge on-line similtaneously all people else, when Newton’s casting was launched. For Marvel’s half, they under no circumstances gave a motive for the recast.

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Speaking of the MCU…there have been two important character recasts: Bruce Banner and James Rhodes. Let’s start with Bruce, who was initially carried out by Ed Norton in 2008’s The Unimaginable Hulk.

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Nevertheless by 2012’s The Avengers, he’d been modified by Mark Ruffalo. The Unimaginable Hulk left Bruce on the run/engaged on his transformations in British Columbia. The Avengers picked up with him working in Calcutta. There’s nothing to counsel they aren’t the similar Bruce, nevertheless they reference little or no from The Unimaginable Hulk.


^This was the one reference I’d uncover.

Explanations for Norton’s ousting have diversified. At first, Norton maintained that he “sincerely hoped it would happen and be good for everyone,” nevertheless that it hadn’t “turned out as all of us hoped.” Nevertheless later, he steered he’d been the reason for the recast, saying he’d achieved all he wanted with the place and didn’t must proceed the large obligation to proceed to look inside the franchise. Marvel’s clarification was that they needed “an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our totally different gifted solid members” and who may thrive as part of an ensemble.

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Terrence Howard was moreover modified after exhibiting in a single MCU film: Iron Man. Howard stated that he was modified on account of Marvel refused to pay him what they’d initially promised for the second film, as set out of their three-picture deal. “Evidently the person I helped flip into Iron Man … when it was time to re-up for the second, (he) took the money that was presupposed to go to me and pushed me out,” Howard said, presumably referring to Downey Jr.

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He was modified by Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2 and all subsequent motion pictures. He even appeared in Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a effectivity for which he was nominated for an Emmy. Marvel didn’t contact upon the change.

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One last MCU actor that disappeared — Natalie Portman, who carried out Jane Foster inside the first two Thor motion pictures. She didn’t reprise her place inside the third, later saying, “Clearly, I wasn’t written into [Thor: Ragnarok] because of the place it took place. It wasn’t truly on Earth, and my character is on Earth.”

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Nevertheless this reply was a bit shady/slightly little bit of a cop-out, considering that there have been scenes on Earth the place Jane was even talked about — moreover, Portman starred inside the second film, which largely didn’t occur on Earth. There had been rumors Portman had been unhappy with director Patty Jenkins’ departure from the second film, and he or she later stated she was “achieved” with the MCU, as far as she knew.

For his or her half, Marvel president Kevin Feige stated they’d been looking for anyone who was additional Thor’s “equal” and even his “superior” for the third film, which was why they solid Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and made her the female lead as a substitute (though, notably, not a love curiosity for Thor).

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Luckily, director Taika Waititi was ready to persuade Portman to return to play Jane in a model new light (as Woman Thor!) so we’re going to see her inside the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.


Shailene Woodley is a household title now, nevertheless she wasn’t when she appeared as Marissa’s youthful sister in The O.C. In actuality, it was one amongst her huge roles. Nonetheless, when the character obtained a a lot larger place in Season 3, she’d been changed by Willa Holland.

Speaking of her ousting, Woodley stated, “They needed a lady who had a physique.” Even though she was the similar age as Holland, she says she hadn’t gone by the use of puberty however and was a “late bloomer.”

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One different actor who was primarily kicked off The O.C. was Olivia Wilde. Wilde’s character Alex was ground-breaking for the time on account of she was bisexual and had a relationship with Marissa. For these causes, creator Josh Schwartz says they’d been made to jot down the character off.

“They knowledgeable us, ‘People are anxious about this episode and this storyline and blah blah blah,’” Schwartz stated. “So we wanted to write down her out method forward of we anticipated, so it merely grew to turn into relatively extra rushed.” Their relationship ended reasonably abruptly and additional negatively than people anticipated, with Alex behaving a bit out of character in her jealousy.

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One different teen drama love curiosity who left pretty abruptly was Aaron Rose, Serena’s boyfriend on Gossip Woman that was primarily universally hated by followers.

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He appeared in a whole lot of the first half of the season, and Serena went to Argentina with him…nevertheless then he under no circumstances returned. Sources from the current acknowledged that the writers didn’t like the trail his character was getting in. So…poof. He was gone, though he’s Blair’s step-brother.


As regards to teenybopper displays…Dustin Milligan carried out Ethan, a love curiosity for Naomi, Annie, and even Silver on 90210’s first season — then he primarily merely disappeared.

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Milligan stated that by the purpose the current started taking footage, the define of the character — who was presupposed to be additional comedic, which was a additional cosy type for Milligan — had modified. “It was sturdy ‘set off I was, like, all the time attempting to strain my method into being a humorous character,” he said. When the current creators left and new writers had been switched in for the second season, they decided to “change points up,” and Milligan didn’t return. Instead, Liam had a a lot larger place as a result of the male lead alongside Dixon, and Teddy was moreover launched.

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Let’s end on one of many ostentatious examples of characters being unceremoniously booted from a gift: Donna on Kevin Can Wait. Erinn Hayes carried out Donna inside the current’s first season, sooner than being fired and adjusted with Leah Remini.

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And no, I don’t indicate her character was recast. I indicate her character was abruptly killed, and Leah Remini was launched in to operate the model new female lead, inclined to aim to recapture the actors’ chemistry on their earlier sitcom, King of Queens. No matter Kevin sharing three children with Donna and her being a principal character in Season 1, Donna’s dying was solely talked about in passing in Season 2.

Fan response was intensely damaging, and CBS even admitted they made a mistake. The current was cancelled after Season 2.

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