“Smash” alum was to have played the owner of a fashion blog
There's been another shakeup for the “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff pilot “How I Met Your Dad.”
Following news last week that longtime “HIMYM” director Pam Fryman would not be directing the pilot (“Mother” producer Rob Greenberg will handle the duties instead), Krysta Rodriguez has now exited the CBS project.
Rodriguez, who played Ana Vargas on the NBC musical series “Smash,” was to have played Juliet, who runs a fashion blog, but the role has evolved since the table read.
The pilot, billed as a kindred spirit to “How I Met Your Mother” that tells the story from a female point of view with a brand new story and new characters, stars “Frances Ha” actress Greta Gerwig as Sally, a female Peter Pan type whose marriage is on the verge of falling apart.
Drew Tarver, Nick D'Agosto and Andrew Santino are also among the cast.
“HIMYM” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are writing and executive producing the pilot, along with Emily Spivey (“Up All Night”).
The pilot is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television.