13 Wildly Insensitive Ways Actors Found Out They'd Been Killed Off

“Oh, yeah, forgot to mention. This is your last episode. K, bye!”
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. 

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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.

Oh yeah, Conleth, BTW, you’re fired!

CRACKED Conleth Hill got no warning about his death. After reading that his character Varys was burned alive for betraying Daenerys, he said, At the time, nothing could console me. I kept thinking: 'What did I do wrong?' There wasn't any pre-warning... This was just reading cold hard copy. GAME OF THRONES

EW / Esquire 

Not attractive enough. A line female actors know all too well.

CRACKED Mark Webber wasn't handsome enough. After the pilot, he was replaced by Jake Johnson. Не said, Look, I'm a straight white male, so I know my journey has been way less painful in this warped industry, but I'm being recast in a network television show because I'm not 'handsome enough.' STUMPTOWN

Buzzfeed / Redbull 

Speak up and get killed… Good times.

CRACKED Good Times canned patriarch James Evans. After actor John Amos mentioned that white writers weren't realistically writing black characters, his character was killed in an off-screen car accident. They completed 3 more seasons without him. adidas

Ebony / Variety 

So Maude Flanders wasn’t killed off for story purposes?!

CRACKED Pettiness killed Maude Flanders! Maggie Roswell voiced Maude from 1990-1999, but only made $1,500 to $2,000 per episode - which didn't even cover her travel. She asked for $6,000 and was killed off (by a t-shirt cannon, no less.) THE SIMPSONS

LA Times / Youtube 

You wanna direct a comedy, huh? We’ll give you something to laugh about.

CRACKED John Francis Daley was beaten to death over a scheduling conflict. Dr. Lance Sweets was killed in the Season 10 premiere because Daley tried to juggle the show and directing a National Lampoon's Vacation remake. Не said, I really did feel like I was losing a part of me, and to see him die in such a grim way was shocking. BONES

TV Line / wikipedia 

Steve Buscemi lost his job due to an oversight.

CRACKED Steve Buscemi's character was abruptly killed off. Не was originally supposed to play Tony Blundetto for 2 seasons, but David Chase called his storyline a blunder and killed him off earlier than promised. Не said, I was really, really sad. That's really just about missing the greatest job I've ever had. THE SOPRANOS

Today / HBO 

Here’s what All My Children thought of young black men.

CRACKED Chadwick Boseman was fired for speaking up. His character Reggie Montgomery was written as a stereotypical thug, and when he spoke up, he was immediately replaced with his future Black Panther co-star Michael В. Jordan. Boseman reported, They said, 'You are too much trouble. ALL MY CHILDREN EVOLT EVOLT UMI KOREA REVOLT UMM

The Wrap / Fox News 

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