Replaced TV stars are always noticed by fans, no matter how hard the TV show creators try to cover up the replacement.
There are different reasons for replacing a TV character like other work commitments, disagreements, illness, addictions, etc.. Whatever the reasons, replaced TV stars are usually sorely missed by the fans of TV shows. These are the most noticeable replaced TV stars, no one could ignore.
Laurie Foreman (That 70s Show)
Not the most liked TV character, but everyone still noticed when Lisa Robin Kelly was replaced by Christina Moore as Laurie Foreman on That 70s Show. There was never much explanation given as to why the replacement took place, but speculation points to Lisa Robin Kelly’s struggles with addiction, which sadly ended her life in 2013.
Vivian Banks (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
Vivian Banks, or Aunt Viv as fans lovingly knew her, was one of the most devasting replacements ever. The role was first portrayed by Janet Hubert when The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air began airing in the 90s. The role was then later taken over by Daphne Reid. Hubert was apparently replaced by Reid because of Hubert’s on-going feud with the star of the show, Will Smith.
Daario Naharis (Game of Thrones)
Game of Thrones has had so many characters that end up dead, that it’s sometimes hard to pick up when there are replaced TV stars on the show. One of the characters, Daario was first portrayed by Ed Skrein, but Michael Huisman took over the role in season 4. Apparently, Skrein stepped away from GoT to pursue a career in the film industry.
Carol Willick (Friends)
Replaced TV stars often appear on the pilot episode and then due to various factors, have to be replaced. That’s what happened to Carol Willick – Ross Gellar’s ex-wife from Friends. Anita Barone portrayed the role in the pilot episode, and was later replaced by Jane Sibbet.
Roman Brady (Days of our Lives)
Many replaced TV stars have had their Days of our Lives days, but one of the most noticeable actor changes was Roman Brady – Marlena’s on-again, off-again lover. The role was first portrayed by Wayne Northrop, then by Glen Vincent, Roberts Poynton, Drake Hogestyn and Josh Taylor. Taylor remains Roman Brady on the show today.
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