If there’s an instructional book called “What To Expect When the Male Lead of Your Prestige Television Series Has to Leave Due to Alleged Creepiness,” I’m sure Netflix just sent their copy to Amazon.
Earlier this month, Jeffrey Tambor’s former assistant accused of him acting inappropriately around her. Jeffrey denied it, but Amazon decided to take a peek and investigate to see if there was any creepy fire where there was the creepy smoke. Sure was! Transparent actress Trace Lysette had us all holding back the barf when she alleged Jeffrey used his nasty talon feet to trap her while he thrust on her. BLECH! Apparently realizing nobody would want to get anywhere near him in a silk kimono going forward, Jeffrey has decided to quit Transparent.
Deadline says Jeffrey issued a statement saying the “politicized” nature of the set made it highly impractical to return to play Maura:
“Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life. What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago.”
Oh? Meaning the job where you thought you could get away with nasty, non-consensual foot play without people calling you out? He continued:
“I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue. Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to Transparent.”
The show’s fourth season only premiered in September, so the fifth season hasn’t even formally been announced yet, nor was Jeffrey’s option picked up. There’s still plenty of time to write in a bit about Maura dying in a freak accident where boxes of Chico’s cashmere capes came crashing down on her in a Black Friday sale at the outlet mall. Hell, that’s how I’d want to go!
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