We’ve been over this before, but let’s go over it again:
- Yes, they made a Lethal Weapon TV show.
- Yes, Clayne is a name that someone gave themselves. Clayne is what Clayne got when he mashed together a family name “Clan” and his Alabama hometown “Clay.”
Clayne played the Mel Gibson role for two seasons of Lethal Weapon, but he’s not going to play it in the third season after stories came out that he’s Mad Mel both in front of and behind the cameras. And apparently, Clayne found out that Fox fired him when we all did.
Deadline reported last month that the powers-that-be at Fox and Warner Bros. were deciding what to do about Lethal Weapon and Clayne. Several crew members said that, thanks to that stache, Clay doesn’t only look like a villainous douche, he is one. They complained about him creating an uncomfortable work environment by acting like an unhinged wreck on set. Clayne also got into fights with his co-star Damon Wayans, and it go so bad that they stopped talking to each other when a camera wasn’t on their faces.
Clayne released a statement at the time saying that he’s just “passionate” about his work. Well, Fox and Warner Bros. are telling him he can go be passionate at the back of the unemployment line. Because The Hollywood Reporter says they’ve dropped him and are planning to renew Lethal Weapon for a third season if they can recast his role fast enough. Several actors have been offered the role but after saying, “Wait, there’s a Lethal Weapon TV show?”, they’ve passed. Entertainment Weekly also confirmed that Clayne is out.
Clayne’s day off was yesterday, and I guess nobody called to tell him that tomorrow is his day off too, and the next day, and the next day…
Wait, wait, wait……you can’t fire me on my day off!
— Clayne Crawford (@ClayneCrawford) May 8, 2018
Clayne should be happy that he found out from The Hollywood Reporter. There’s nothing worse than having to wash your ass, put on shoes and drive all the way to your job only to find out that they’re firing you. It’s like, bitch, why couldn’t you tell me over the phone while I was still wearing my sleepin’ clothes? And maybe the execs at Fox didn’t want to tell Clayne to his face, because they really didn’t want him to go full Mel Gibson by calling them a cunt whore before turning them into rose garden mulch.