Mandy Moore exits ABC pilot 'Pulling'
Mandy Moore is leaving ABC's pilot "Pulling."
The 28-year-old actress, who is known for her music career and films such as "The Princess Diaries," is exiting ABC's single-camera comedy series due to "changing dynamics," according to a report published by Deadline on March 10.
"Mandy is a pro, and has been very patient and accommodating with us," "Pulling" producers said, according to the outlet. "As we moved closer to production, it was clear we needed to go in a different direction for the character, and Mandy agreed to do what was best for the show. She's an immensely gifted actress and we hope to have the pleasure of working with her again."
The show, written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and directed by Jason Moore, is set to revolve around three dysfunctional women in their 30s living their lives the way they want -- even if society tells them they should have it all figured out by this point. Moore was to play one of them, Louise, who was optimistic and desperate to snag a husband.
"Many things change quickly as a pilot moves into production," Moore said, according to the outlet. "And in this case, Lee and Gene moved the character in a different direction, it was clear this wasn't right for me. Rather than jeopardize the show, I asked to step aside. They and ABC were very accommodating, and wish them all the best in the fall. It's a terrific show that worked so well in the UK, I hope it gets the audience it deserves here."
The show is set to be based on the highly-popular UK show, also called "Pulling," which follows three women navigating through life. The show ran from 2006 to 2009.
On February 20, the starlet re-Tweeted a post by the outlet that claimed she would be co-starring in the ABC series alongside "The River" actress Eloise Mumford. Moore has not since addressed the casting change on her Twitter account.
In 2010, Moore voiced a modern Rapunzel in Disney's 50th animated movie, "Tangled." The actress also appeared in films such as "A Walk to Remember" and "Saved!" Moore got her start in music with her 1999 album, "So Real," which featured her singles "Candy" and "Walk Me Home."