'Girls' Star Christopher Abbott Departs Series, Reportedly After Fights With Lena Dunham

6:04 AM PST 04/04/2013 by Jordan Zakarin
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After appearing in the first two seasons as Allison Williams' on-again, off-again boyfriend Charlie, the actor has left due to creative differences.

Girls has lost one of its best-loved guys.

Christopher Abbott has left HBO's Golden Globe-winning comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Abbot appeared in 12 episodes of the show's first two seasons, playing Charlie, the once-and-again boyfriend of series regular Allison Williams. The pair had reunited in the finale, but their relationship couldn't survive off-camera drama.

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"[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena [Dunham], Judd [Apatow] and the entire Girls cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show," reps for Abbott told THR.

Abbott has a budding film career, which includes last fall's indie favorite Hello I Must Be Going, in which he starred opposite Melanie Lynskey; the SXSW film Burma; and the upcoming drama The Sleepwalker, which co-stars Brady Corbet.

The  New York Post, which first broke the news, reports that Abbott's exit came after butting heads with series creator and star Dunham. HBO declined comment.

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