Lisa Edelstein Is Leaving House!!!

3 years ago, by

May 17, 2011

I think I might be sick: Lisa Edelstein has decided not to sign on for Season 8 of House. She issued this statement disclosing the horrible news:

“After much consideration, I am moving onward with a combination of disappointment at leaving behind a character I have loved playing for seven years and excitement of the new opportunities in acting and producing that lie ahead.”

This is a total shock, as back in March Edelstein said she was looking forward to the new season. On the show’s part, just a week ago EP Katie Jacobs said she would not rest until Edelstein was signed for Season 8:

“Lisa is such a valuable member [of the cast]. I challenge any other actress on TV to do what she does seemingly effortlessly. She goes between drama, comedy, intelligence, sex appeal… It’s certainly not my plan or David’s plan or the creative team’s plan to not have Lisa in the show.”

Perhaps the rumored belt-tightening at the show caused her to quit; she could have rejected a low-ball salary offer. All other cast members, with the exception of Jesse Spencer, are signed on for the next season.

With the Season 7 finale already filmed, there’s the possibility that Cuddy, and Huddy, will not get a proper send-off.

Thoughts? Are you as stunned as I am? Are you in mourning? Share your feelings in the comments below.

Source: TVLine

  • rolwing

    Then if she is gone what else is there to watch it for,

  • Trean29

    They wanted her to take a pay cut, I would have told them to pound sand also. Rumor has it that a few others did take the pay cut but to hell with the belt tightening, give the actors their pay and let the Execs take the Damn paycut.

  • 13Lover

     I think I just died inside.

  • http://twitter.com/jennifermg09 Jennifer Groves

    This is a bummer, mainly because we won’t (most likely) get a proper conclusion for the relationships that have been building for the past 7 seasons.  However, as a fan of House and Hugh Laurie especially, I do not blame Lisa E. for leaving now. Even if it was just money, the show is sort of going off the deep end and is not what it once was.

    I mean, out of loyalty I am sticking around, especially since season 8 might be the last one (as it probably should be). 

  • shir

    im sorry but that is such a stupid desition. lise edlestein ans NOTHING else going on, no movies, no guest star appirences on other shows. the only thing she had is house. and she’s getting old. she is not going to get nothing close to this. even if she had to take a pay cut, she so rich she doesnt really need the money. and now we are nover going to see her again. STUPID

  • shir

    im sorry but that is such a stupid desition. lise edlestein ans NOTHING else going on, no movies, no guest star appirences on other shows. the only thing she had is house. and she’s getting old. she is not going to get nothing close to this. even if she had to take a pay cut, she so rich she doesnt really need the money. and now we are nover going to see her again. STUPID

  • Raid345

    She gave this show flavor, Season 8 will most likely suck!