When we last left Christopher Abbott’s Charlie on HBO’s Girls, he was walking arm-in-arm with his on-again/off-again love Marnie. She had recently performed a rendition of Kanye West’s “Stronger” in which she sang “you can be my white Kate Moss tonight,” and he had recently agreed to get back together with her because brunch. Things seemed pretty much perfect. OR DID [ARE] THEY?! From the NYPost:

But sources told Page Six that Abbott and Dunham began butting heads as the critical-darling series entered production again. “They’ve just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena,” a source said. “He didn’t like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map.” Abbott’s rep confirmed his departure, telling us: “[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.”

EEEEEEEEEEEEEKK! Did he even consider Marnie and how it was her dream to have his “brown babies” ?! DID HE EVEN CONSIDER HOW THEY WERE OUR GENERATION’S FITTINGLY TERRIBLE ROSS AND RACHEL?! Christooopphhheerrrr! But I guess these things happen. People have creative differences, people leave television shows, people will continue to watch Girls because we do generally enjoy it. What we have to work on now is rebuilding, and also not desperately wanting to know what direction Christopher Abbott was not OK with. So. What about Marnie now? What can Marnie do now!? Stop singing and try to get another art gallery job? Take a break from guys that seems promising but actually leads her to finding the PERFECT guy? Go to brunch and see if that works again? Buy another spaceship dress? Whaaaaat is she going to doooooo?! She’s fragile!

Comments (14)
  1. I hope Lena Dunham realizes this is a truly amazing opportunity to make a great meta-joke about how inconsistent and poorly written of a character Charlie is by putting in someone who looks and acts nothing like Christopher Abbott but having everyone else on the show pretend like Charlie is the same. I vote for Nick Offerman. Or Queen Latifah.

  2. He was so cute. Sad to see him go but I also think Girls season 3 is going to be the beginning of the end so get out while you can.

    • But it was weird. We were supposed to believe that he wasn’t as good looking as he is? I mean, Marnie treated him like some schlubby (SP?) high school sweetheart or something. It was distracting. The whole time with the back-and-forth I was like, uh, we all can SEE he’s basically a model. As if all Marnie’s friends wouldn’t have jumped on that the minute he was single.

      That said, his character had nothing to do. Anyone could have played it.

      • I agree. Maybe it was because he was one of those guys that’s cute but such a wimp no girl is into him. I don’t know. I’d hit it in a second.

  3. He’s working on numerous other projects, all of which are under the working title Boys.

    • I heard he’s doing a semi-autobiographical series for BBC America called Downtown Abbott.

    • In lieu of upvoting, I offer you this.

      • How am I supposed to know which comments are funny if I don’t see other people’s upvotes? I’m not qualified to make those types of distinctions on my own.

        On a side note: I’ve been out of the loop. Are upvotes off because there’s a glitch, or because an executive decision was made not to allow a way to compliment people for their wittiness because it takes away from the purity of why people should want to post in the first place and/or they didn’t want people to get big heads? (I’m looking at you, FaceTaco!)

  4. He will come crawling back once his new show fails to get 10,000 MAUs.

  5. My guess is, Abbott finally watched the show for the first time, realized it was a piece of dookie, and bailed.

  6. New VG feature idea: What’s Up With Topher Abbott?

  7. This is just like this Japandroids song.

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