All good issues should come to an finish, even on the subject of TV. All through the years, many tv stars have abruptly left their roles — some selecting to go away a well-known half previously.
In September 2020, Anna Faris introduced her she was leaving CBS’ Mother after starring because the lead character on the present for seven seasons.
“The previous seven years on Mother have been a few of the most fulfilling and rewarding of my profession,” she mentioned in an announcement on the time. “I’m so grateful to Chuck [Lorre], the writers, and my wonderful castmates for creating a really fantastic work expertise. Whereas my journey as Christy has come to an finish, permitting me to pursue new alternatives, I’ll be watching subsequent season and rooting for my TV household.”
Faris by no means revealed the explanation for her exit, and whereas her character was written off, the present suffered; after a couple of months in, Mother introduced that season 8 — the primary with out Faris — can be its final.
Nina Dobrev additionally shocked followers in 2015, asserting that she wouldn’t be returning to The Vampire Diaries after season 6 got here to an finish. She later defined to Harper’s Bazaar that the plan all alongside was for her to go away after six seasons. “If something, the truth that [leaving] terrified me drove me much more,” the Ultimate Women actress mentioned in 2017. “I wanted to really feel that concern of, ‘Oh, my God, what if I by no means get a job once more?’ That simply made me need to work 5 occasions as laborious to make it possible for didn’t occur.”
Dobrev, like many actors who exit hit reveals, in the end did return, showing within the CW drama’s sequence finale in March 2017. “I’m thrilled to deliver this present to an finish the way in which we at all times supposed — with Nina again to assist us say goodbye,” showrunner Julie Plec mentioned on the time.
Scroll by means of the gallery under for extra stunning TV exits through the years.