13 Wildly Insensitive Ways Actors Found Out They'd Been Killed Off
We’ve all seen those precious behind the scenes moments from our favorite shows’ final scenes. Those tearful goodbyes from the cast and crew of a project that filmed for 7 full seasons. Take Parks and Rec for example; After the cast’s final scene, Michael Shur gathered the gang to announce, “Alright everyone. Your attention, please. That is a series wrap on Amy Poehler. Which means, that is a series wrap on Parks and Recreation.” We’re welling up just thinking about it. That cast got the ending they deserved, but some actors… Some actors are not so lucky.
TV shows are fast-paced shoots with a ton of shots to capture in a short amount of time. And although we think of the actors as the pampered, powdered faces of the projects, they’re really just one small part of the overall production. When it comes to their character’s conclusion, sometimes even the stars are left out of the loop. Whether the writers and producers had an ending in mind and just forgot to tell the actor, or the actor was let go for being a little too vocal about racial or gender equality, these 13 actors found out they lost their jobs in wildly insensitive ways.