TV Characters Who Vanished From Their Shows

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Ever wonder why some characters inexplicably disappear from a TV show? Or why their deaths seem rushed and untimely? Find out why some writers couldn’t stand working with these actors anymore that they kicked their characters off…

Jenny Humphrey, Gossip Girl

Taylor Momsen seemed to mimic her character’s downward spiral as the show progressed. She started wearing heavy makeup and making strange statements to the press. After four seasons, she was asked not to return to the show due to her unrealistic and erratic behavior on set.

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Marissa Cooper, The O.C.

The O.C. was one of the most popular shows in the early 2000’s. Mischa Barton coined the phrase “It Girl,” and her character Marissa Cooper was the ultimate icon. However, she was killed off mid-show because she was allegedly a huge diva on set, and the pressures of early fame had gotten to her.

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The More You Know

  • Natalie Portman dislocated her rib while shooting Black Swan and had to give up her trailer so the low budget film could afford a medic for the rest of shooting.
  • While filming Rocky IV, Dolph Lundgren punched Sylvester Stallone's chest so hard, his heart slammed against his breastbone, causing it to swell and his systolic blood pressure shot to over 200. Filming was halted as Stallone was flown to a nearby hospital and spent eight days in intensive care.
  • Forrest Gump has more CGI than Jurassic Park.
  • Shooting for No Country For Old Men was interrupted for a day due to a smoke cloud from the set of There Will Be Blood, which was also filming in the area.
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