While Kristin Chenoweth was evolving into a force to be reckoned with as Easter in Starz production of ‘American Gods,‘ it looks like the actress is another casualty of the production changes on the series. Quite a few things have fallen apart since showrunners Bryan Fuller, and Michael Green left the series last November over creative differences, and she is citing this as her reason to depart. The actress considers Fuller a close friend and can’t put her faith in the adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s classic novel without these two being involved, even if the author himself has been working steadily on the production.
The news broke during a press event for ‘A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 years on Broadway,’ an upcoming NBC special which she’ll be hosting as she was the original Glinda in the Broadway production. When asked at the press event if she would be coming back for the second season the actress said:
“I couldn’t come back without him. It wouldn’t be right.”
She has joined actress Gillian Anderson who also has stated that she wouldn’t be returning.
For Chenoweth and Fuller’s past working relationship, the actress starred in ‘Pushing Daisies‘ from 2007-2009 and has remained close to the creator who she considers to be like a “brother” to her.
That being said, she did initially plan on returning for several episodes in the second season before his departure and even spoke with the show’s creative department about returning after he left.
“Let me just say this: Those people are also my family. It came out of [author Neil] Gaiman’s brain, who is a genius.”
While she does want the show to be a hit, ultimately she states, “Bryan’s my guy.”
Do you wish that we would have had a chance to see more of Kristin Chenoweth as Easter on ‘American Gods’? Are you concerned at what changes to the plot her leaving may cause? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘American Gods’ is set to return to Starz for a second season in 2019!
Source: TV Line