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Christopher Abbott exiting HBO's Girls, leaving Marnie single again

Date April 04, 2013

By Tim Molloy

NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Sorry, Marnie: Christopher Abbott, the actor who plays your nice boyfriend on "Girls," is leaving.

HBO confirmed a New York Post report Thursday that Abbott, who plays Charlie, the boyfriend of Allison Williams' character, Marnie, will not be back for Season 3 of Lena Dunham's acclaimed series.

Isn't that just so typical. Marnie dumps Charlie, he gets rich with an app, totally takes her back, they have a big talk about how they want to have kids and grow old together, and then he decides not to come back for Season 3.

Such a dude. HBO said he will not be back for any episodes, not even for some, I don't know - closure? I mean, seriously, who does that.

The Post's gossip column, Page Six, cited anonymous sources who said the actor butted heads with Dunham as the series returned to production.

A representative for Abbott, who also appeared in 2011's "Martha Marcy May Marlene," told the Post that the actor was grateful for the chance to work on "Girls" but was "working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show."

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