E! reports NBC's Smash has fired four actors. Sadly, the awful Christian Borle wasn't one of them.
They're getting rid of Julia's husband, Karen's boyfriend Dev, the actor playing Michael (the one who slept with Julia) and Ellis. I can't believe they're getting rid of Ellis.
If it weren't for Ellis, whole episodes would have gone nowhere.
I don't care whether you liked Jaime Cepero's performance or not (I grew very fond of it), the fact is that without Ellis, the season would have been really boring.
I can't believe they're keeping the awful Borle as Tom. Tom is so disgusting with his non-stop whining and his being a walking-breathing homophobic stereotype of gay men.
I'd also ask why the hell is a straight man playing a gay man?
Maybe Tom wouldn't be so much of a damn stereotype if a gay man were playing him?
I seem to recall hearing that if you come out in Hollywood, you limit yourself in terms of roles. That's the excuse given for not coming out. Okay, so there's a gay role (Tom) on a TV show and they're casting a straight actor when there are plenty of gay actors available?
What the hell is that?
It might not be such an issue if Christian Borle's performance wasn't such an insulting stereotype.
I will miss Dev. In the last episodes he became a bit boring but for much of the show, he was the one (a) who got Marilyn (remember him educating Karen on the role) and (b) who encouraged Karen when no one else did.
As for Michael? I don't know about the actor playing Michael but the character of Michael was no wonderful singer or dancer. He offered so little. I have to wonder if this means that Michael isn't the father of Julia's child?
If Michael were the only one out, I'd think that. But they're also getting rid of Julia's husband. So maybe he leaves because Michael is the father?
I don't know.
But I know Debra Messing deserves a Best Actress Emmy nod for her work. Anjelica Huston, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee and Uma Thurman also did strong work.
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