Renée Rapp's Sex Lives Of College Girls Exit Drama Explained
Renée Rapp's 'Sex Lives of College Girls' Exit Drama Explained
Speculation over the reasons behind her departure are already swirling.
Renée Rapp is saying goodbye to The Sex Lives of College Girls.
News of her impending departure dropped on Monday, with Deadline revealing that the actress will wrap up Leighton’s storyline in a “handful” of episodes in early season three.
The specifics of what went down behind the scenes haven’t been widely publicized, although sources told Page Six that the issue came when Rapp announced a tour for her music career without getting clearance from the show.
Since then, she’s allegedly hired a lawyer to get her out of her contract while creators Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble try to figure out how to craft her character’s exit in a compelling way. “Both sides have been working to resolve things,” a source told the tabloid. “There are a lot of egos at play.”
Rapp seemed to address the news via her Instagram Stories, writing that “playing Leighton has changed my life.”
“I love who I am 10x more than I did before knowing her,” she wrote. “She’s such a tiny part of [queer] representation but even the tiny parts count. I wouldn’t be half the person I am without her and y’all. I love that bitch more than you know.”
Kaling reposted the Deadline announcement and simply wrote “We love @reneerapp so much and of course will be so sad to say goodbye Leighton Murray! But we can’t wait to see our friend on tour!!”
A release date for season three of The Sex Lives of College Girls has yet to be announced, but speculation suggests it may hit Max in November. The first two seasons are currently available to stream on the platform.
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