“The role of James is being recast due to the creative direction of the character,” an HBO spokesperson has confirmed.
Although Grimes’ rep declined to comment, a source told TV Line the reason for the actor’s exit. Read on for the statement:
“He initially joined the show because he wanted to work with [his Forever co-star] Deborah Ann Woll,” says the insider. “But when he started reading the scripts for Season 7, he was disappointed to learn that they were going in a completely different direction with James.”
Grimes recently joined the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie where he will play Christian’s brother, Elliot.
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