Revealed: The Real Reason These Characters Left Their TV Shows

You’ve been watching your favorite TV show for five seasons, when all of a sudden, one of your favorite characters is killed off. What gives? Often times, it has nothing to do with the storyline that the writers intended. In fact, a lot of the time it has to do with the actor’s behavior. Would you have guessed that two of the characters from Lost had to be cut out because they were both caught doing something between filming? One of the actors was caught having an affair with a young staff member… whoops.

Michael Pitt’s Attitude Got In The Way Of Filming Boardwalk Empire


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At the end of season 2 of Boardwalk Empire, Michael Pitt’s character Jimmy Darmody is unceremoniously shot in the face and killed. Although this may have helped the plot move forward, it was also a way to get Pitt out of the show. He was known to have a casual work ethic, an unenthusiastic attitude, and was always forgetting his lines.

He was also known to go off-script, all of which cost production money and led to him being released from the show. Even his own agent told Deadline that UTA fired Pitt as a client because he’s really difficult on set.