'Girls' Star Exits Show, Reportedly After Clashing With Lena Dunham
HBO Hosts The Premiere Of "Girls" Season 2 - Arrivals
Don't leave us, Charlie!
"They've just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena," Page Six says. "He didn't like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map."
HBO confirmed that Abbott will not be back for the third season of "Girls." In a statement regarding his exit, Abbott's 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."
This will surely leave "Girls" fans devastated since Charlie and Marnie (Allison Williams) finally got back together in the Season 2 finale.
If the report is true that Abbott and Dunham clashed, the relationship must have grown tense just in the last year.
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In May 2012, Abbott praised the leading lady of "Girls": "I met Lena during the auditions and we hung out a couple of times before [shooting] so that was cool," he told GQ. "I felt we spoke the same language. Lena chose people with the sort of energy that would lead to a casual and freeing environment. Everyone got on the same page without really saying anything."
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