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Stana Katic Breaks Silence on 'Harsh' Exit From 'Castle'

Stana Katic Breaks Silence on 'Harsh' Exit From 'Castle'

Two years ago, Stana Katic‘s contract on Castle was not renewed due to “budgetary reasons,” and it was truly shocking for fans to hear that one of the stars of the show was let go so quickly amid the show’s successful run.

Soon after, the show was cancelled amid backlash from some fans over the decision to let her go.

Now, Stana is speaking for the very first time about how she felt during that time.

“I’m actually still not clear on the thought process behind the way that it went down. It hurt and it was a harsh ending, but now, nearly two years later…I met so many beautiful people on that project, and we collaborated on something really unique in that it’s not every day that you get a show, or a series, that has eight seasons and that it was a hit for the network. It would be a disservice to those people, to the work that we did together, and to my work, which I feel contributed, in part, to the success of the show, to be anything but grateful because, at the end of the day, that was a fantastic platform,” Stana told EW. “It was a formative experience, and we told a love story that I feel moved people, touched people, and I can’t be anything but glad that I was a part of something like that. I hope it remains something special in viewers’ minds forever.”

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  • Felinelilly

    I was hoping Stana would speak at some point. Nothing but classy as always, which can’t be said about some other people **cough**.

  • Thiran Uthaman

    I never rly understood the dislike or even the hatred towards Nathan Fillion. Both she and he didn’t like each other, so why is he disliked?

  • John Black

    People really watched that show? lol

  • werd

    Because he was willing to have her written off the show so he could get another season.

  • werd

    Ummm… yes. It ran for 8 seasons and was one of ABC’s biggest hits. “lol”

  • gwen

    I loved that show. I hated to see it cancelled.

  • Maria M.

    Classy girl

  • ShellBell

    They were friends to begin with but he let the fame go to his head and lost a few friendships on the set but he and Stana falling out was the one most talked about. He told them it was her or him and most of the cast hoped he would be axed but they did it to Stana instead. The viewers went mad, stopped watching and the show was cancelled.

    Nathan is one of these guys that has two faces. He’s reportedly nice in public but behind the scenes he is a ass to anyone he sees as lesser than him. When he went back to do the FF film, some of the casr noticed the change in him and it wasn’t for the better. There have been several BG items about him over the years with some confirmed to be true.

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  • gwen

    I loved that show. I hated to see it cancelled.

  • gwen

    I really like that show.