Christopher Abbott, better (and forever) known as Charlie on Girls, has just announced his abrupt departure from the HBO series, which follows a group of youths with undiagnosed personality disorders as they careen wildly around New York's Brooklyn borough.
According to Page Six, the exit was unexpected—the result of Abbott "butting heads" with show creator/ultimate Girl Lena Dunham as production began on the show's third season in March.
A source told the Post that Abbott "didn't like the direction things are going in," which, judging by last season, could perhaps be characterized as increasingly sallow.
His rep confirmed the departure in an icy statement:
"[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."
Translation: Fuck you. Fuck you all. Fuck you, Marnie. CHARLIE OUT.
[NY Post // Image via Getty]