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Mandy Moore recently decided to exit ABC’s new single-camera comedy pilot Pulling.
Deadline.com reported that the actress’s decision to leave may have been a result of a change in casting dynamics, as well as a transformation of her character.
“Mandy is a pro, and has been very patient and accommodating with us,” producers of the show said. “As we moved closer to production, it was clear we needed to go in a different direction for the character, and Mandy agreed to do what was best for the show. She’s an immensely gifted actress and we hope to have the pleasure of working with her again.”
According to Inquisitr, Moore offered her own statement regarding her exit from the show.
“Many things change quickly as a pilot moves into production,” she said. “And in this case, Lee and Gene moved the character in a different direction, it was clear this wasn’t right for me. Rather than jeopardize the show, I asked to step aside. They and ABC were very accommodating, and wish them all the best in the fall. It’s a terrific show that worked so well in the UK, I hope it gets the audience it deserves here.”
ABC’s Pulling is an adaptation of a British television series of the same name and focuses on three 30-year-old women who decide to defy society’s norms by living the way they please. Moore was set to play the role of Louise, a woman who desperately seeks a husband but is actually pretty optimistic about the search.