March 10, 2013
Mandy Moore ousted from new ABC series Pulling!
Mandy Moore was the first one hired and the first one fired from the new ABC series, Pulling. As a Hollywood courtesy, Pulling producers spun a tale detailing how Moore “pulled out” of the project… This is classic Hollywood backstabbing in action as Moore was the living inspiration for the entire script and eventual production! Now she is unemployed…
“Mandy is a pro, and has been very patient and accommodating with us,” Pulling producers 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.”
How rank! The show was basically built around Moore!
“Many things change quickly as a pilot moves into production,” Moore 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.” source.
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