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!