All good issues should come to an finish, even in the case of TV. Throughout the years, many tv stars have all of the sudden left their roles — some selecting to go away a well-known half up to now.
In September 2020, Anna Faris introduced her she was leaving CBS’ Mom after starring because the lead character on the present for seven seasons.
“The past seven years on Mom have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding of my career,” she mentioned in an announcement on the time. “I’m so thankful to Chuck [Lorre], the writers, and my amazing castmates for creating a truly wonderful work experience. While my journey as Christy has come to an end, allowing me to pursue new opportunities, I’ll be watching next season and rooting for my TV family.”
Faris by no means revealed the rationale for her exit, and whereas her character was written off, the present suffered; after a couple of months in, Mom introduced that season 8 — the primary with out Faris — can be its final.
Nina Dobrev additionally shocked followers in 2015, saying 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 anything, the fact that [leaving] terrified me drove me even more,” the Final Girls actress mentioned in 2017. “I needed to feel that fear of, ‘Oh, my God, what if I never get a job again?’ That just made me want to work five times as hard to make sure that didn’t happen.”
Dobrev, like many actors who exit hit exhibits, finally did return, showing within the CW drama’s sequence finale in March 2017. “I’m thrilled to bring this show to an end the way we always intended — with Nina back to help us say goodbye,” showrunner Julie Plec mentioned on the time.
Scroll by way of the gallery beneath for extra surprising TV exits over time.