'Scandal' actor Dan Bucatinsky talks about his reaction to leaving the ABC show

By Alesandria Posada,

Scandal fans were shocked when the ABC show killed off White House press secretary, James Novak. Dan Bucatinsky, who plays the husband of chief of staff, Cyrus, spoke about how his first reaction and more.

Bucatinsky revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that his initial reaction to the news was shock.

“It was a tough pill to swallow and took me a long time to wrap my head around. I started going through the five stages of grief,” Bucatinsky said. “I sat in an office two hours before the table read and wept as I read that episode … I can’t complain. As an actor who has to die on a show, I feel honored to be in an episode like that.”

Despite the initial shock, the actor has come to terms with his characters death and he says he is proud that the show went “the route that works best for the show.”

Bucatinsky later told E! News he wouldn’t mind coming back to haunt his husband.

"He could use some haunting. He could be a little scared of something,” the 48-year-old said.

Catch Scandal on ABC Thursdays at 10 p.m.

image courtesy of ABC



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