Haley Joel Osment on Death of ‘Future Man’ Co-Star Glenne Headly: ‘Terrible Shock’

“We feel fortunate that we got the short time that we did with her,” actor tells TheWrap

Actress Glenne Headly continued to have a thriving career up until her death on Thursday at age 63, and this included a regular role on Hulu’s forthcoming comedy series “Future Man.” Haley Joel Osment, who co-stars with Headly on the series from executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, told TheWrap that her passing is “such a tragedy.”

Osment said that their characters don’t share a lot of scenes, but that he had gotten to know her as a “very sweet person” during their time together on set. “It’s just a terrible shock,” he added.

The show is currently midway through production on its first season, and Headly — known for roles in “Dick Tracy,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus” — had completed filming on a number of episodes as the mom of lead character Josh (Josh Hutcherson). Osment said that the show will not replace her character, and that the loss will be difficult for everyone involved.

“They’ll find a way to deal with that character’s absence, but certainly for those of us who knew her from Season 1 and may have known her before, it’s going to be a really sad, empty space on the show that she’s not there anymore,” said Osment, who pointed out that he has gotten to see several of Headly’s episodes. “Very unexpected.”

The “Silicon Valley” actor continued, “It’s just a real shame. She had so many amazing roles throughout her career, and she was going to be really hilarious in this one, too. We feel fortunate that we got the short time that we did with her, and she certainly is making a big impact on the show.”