‘Girls’ Co-Star Quits Show After Fights with Lena Dunham: Report

by | April 4, 2013 at 9:37 AM | Girls

Christopher Abbott (Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

One of the “Girls” guys won’t be around next season.

Christopher Abbott, the actor who plays Marnie’s (Allison Williams) on-and-off boyfriend Charlie has abruptly quit the show, according to The New York Post.

Abbott reportedly has been fighting with series creator/writer/star Lena Dunham as production begins on the new season, enough for him to walk away from the HBO comedy, which couldn’t be any hotter right now.

“They’ve just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena,” a source said, according to the Post. “He didn’t like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map.”

We’re guessing fans will miss Charlie, who went from dud to stud over the course of Season 1 to Season 2, but it sounds like Abbott is definitely leaving “Girls.”

“[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,” a rep for the actor told the Post.

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