We see how the powers that be would want the former and her whole face-acting situation off the show, but why do Egglesfield and his hotness gotta go, too?
The actors will be last seen in January, by which time the “Who Killed Sydney?” affair will be wrapped up with a ribbon on it. Exec producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer spilled the beans on this news and other show developments, saying they “always knew that [Simpson-Wentz’s] character, Violet, would be instrumental in that as a suspect, and [Egglesfield’s] Augie as well. And once that murder mystery was solved, she would go on her way. That was the original plan going into the development of the show.
“[Augie] Colin was always meant to be the ultimate suspect. And his brooding alcoholic [character] tonally didn’t fit the paradigm moving into post-murder mystery Melrose Place.”
But he’s so hot!
Update: In a statement released after the news broke, Simpson-Wentz said, “Having the chance to play Violet on Melrose Place has been a thrill.
“Although I always knew her story would come to a final, insanely unpredictable end, playing a creepy, unstable character was something I always wanted to do, so I jumped at the chance. Thanks to The CW and the entire cast and crew of Melrose Place for allowing me this opportunity.”
How nice and gracious, but why, oh why did they have to get rid of Egglesfield, too?!