The cast of Girls were on hand to celebrate the second season premiere at the NYU Skirball Center in New York City on Wednesday, January 9. All the ladies looked stunning on the red carpet. Doesn’t the group photo above remind you of Sex and the City back in the day?
With just a few days before HBO airs the first episode of the sophomore season, comes word that someone is leaving the cast. Don’t panic, it’s NOT Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet or Jemima Kirke. PHEW. That said, I’m a little bummed out that this person is leaving the HBO comedy. Find out who’s jumping ship below.
I’m sad to report that it’s Andrew Rannells who’s departing. Rannells who plays Elijah, Hannah’s gay ex-boyfriend, will only appear in the first four episodes of the second season. On the finale, Elijah and Hannah agreed to move in together. I wonder what happens that forces him to vacate the apartment. Rannells revealed that his character will go out with a bang. I can’t wait.
“Oh my God, yeah. I was completely heartbroken … I mean, if I could be hanging out with Hannah all the time I would. So yes, I miss them terribly.” – Andrew Rannells
Sadly, the reason why Andrew is leaving isn’t due to creative reasons. It’s because of scheduling conflicts. Girls films in New York City while The New Normal films in Los Angeles. The long distance commute proved impossible. Nice dilemma to have for a working actor.
“I’m the luckiest guy in the world that I had this opportunity to do both of these shows, and it does come down to a scheduling thing and a timing thing,” – Andrew Rannells
Will you miss Andrew Rannells on Girls? Who do you think will move in with Hannah? Do you prefer Rannells on Girls or The New Normal? Sound off below.