Authoritative TV producers operate a bit like Mafia dons.
Casting and storylines are closely guarded secrets, to be leaked only at the producer’s discretion… and woe be it to anyone else who even hints publicly about those changes before the producer is ready! The producer can always find a way to make sure their character goes on vacation… or goes into a coma… or gets whacked.
This producer was absolutely furious that a certain actor didn’t follow this code.
According to the producer, “If he was so damn tired of playing [the same character] and wanted out, he shouldn’t have re-upped his contract!”
Instead, he started passive-aggressively whining and leaking storylines and talking about how he wanted to move on.
That was an incredibly unprofessional move on his part.
Rather than complain about the actor in public, though, the producer got their revenge via the actor’s character.
Sometimes snitches get stitches. However, in this case…. WHACK!
Producer: Shonda Rhimes
TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy