Damon Wayans has had enough of "Lethal Weapon." So much so, he quit during an interview with a publication, blindsiding producers. More inside...
Damon Wayans is over "Lethal Weapon," so HE QUIT! And blindsided everyone.
During an interview with EURWEB, the YBF actor unexpectedly quit, revealing he was DONE with filming the FOX reboot after December. And here are the first flicks of the actor on the set in LA since his announcement. The pictures here were snapped on the same day he called it quits.
"I'm going to be quitting the show in December after we finish the initial 13," he said. "So, I really don't know what they're planning, but that's what I'm planning."
"I'm a 58-year-old diabetic and I'm working 16 hours a day," he said.
Well damn. Season 3 of "Lethal Weapon" premiered September 25th on FOX.
He's totally over it all.
He then channels his character, Roger Murtaugh, from the series saying:
"I'm done. Like Murtaugh said, 'I'm too old for this.'"
The reporter couldn't believe what she was hearing and asked if he was serious. He was dead serious. He revealed working long days has caused him to miss out on time spent with his family and he no longer wants to be tied to a job that takes up so much of his time. He shared his mother and his daughter recently underwent surgeries that he missed due to his grueling filming schedule.
“It’s hard for me to play this loving, supportive father/husband/ friend on TV, but be the guy in life that is telling everyone, I can’t I have to work," he explained.
"I'm going to return to the stage and try to find my smile again," he said.
Damon leaving the show comes months after news broke that there was drama on the set. After his former co-star Clayne Crawford was fired and replaced (in May), Damon bashed him for being a menace on the set and he also blamed him for an injury he sustained doing a stunt during the taping of an episode Crawford was directing.
As of the time of this post, Warner Bros. Television and Fox Broadcasting declined to speak on the issue.
Welp. This may be the end to this reboot.