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It looks like Girls has lost it’s first major character. 

Christopher Abbott, the guy who plays Marnie’s boyfriend Charlie, bolted after butting heads with Lena Dunham over the direction of the show. 

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Page Six reports:

“They’ve just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena,” a source said. “He didn’t like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map.”

Fans of the show are heartbroken considering that Marnie and Charlie just got back together and their story line was much anticipated for season three.

Meanwhile Abbott’s rep issued a statement saying:

“[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, JuddF [Apatow], and the entire Girls cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show.”