Actor Neal McDonough has been fired from ABCâ€™s Scoundrels after refusing to do sex scenes with co-star Virginia Madsen. Keep reading to find out more, see photos and video.
Former Desperate Housewivesâ€™ actor Neal McDonough was dropped from Scoundrels because he refused to take part in sex scenes with co star Virginia Madsen. After his reaction, the network decided to replace the actor with David James Elliot. It was fast! Neal was replaced after three days working on the set.
The news is a total surprise even though the 44 year-old Band of Brothers’ actor is a Catholic family man who has previously declined to engage in this kind of steamy sex scenes with co stars. According to reports, McDonough didnâ€™t want to film love scenes during season 5 of Desperate Housewives with co-star Nicolette Sheridan and denied to do it with his co stars in NBCâ€™s Boomtown and Medical Investigation.
Neal McDonough is a married family man, his wife is RuvÃ© Robertson. The couple have three children, a 4 year-old son, Morgan Patrick and two beautiful daughters, Catherine, 2, and London Jane born on January 11 this year. You can see his lovely family in the pictures below. Some reports claims McDonough decided not to film those steamy scenes with co stars because he is attached to his principles and respects his family.
But this decision will cost McDonough approximately $1 million in paydays for the series, reports Deadline. In fact, â€˜his decision has cost him jobsâ€™, said a source to the website. The ABCâ€™s “Scoundrels” is based on a New Zealand series called Outrageous Fortune about a “criminal family’s mother who make a determination to go straight after her husband is sent to prison”.
Obviously, when an actor – in Hollywood – reacts like that, everybody has something to say. Some people think itâ€™s a kind of publicity move, others support actorâ€™s decision. What do you think about it?
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