23 TV Characters Recast After The Actor Quit the Show
Laurie Forman (That ‘70s Show)
For the first three seasons of That ’70s Show, Lisa Robin Kelly played Eric Forman’s older sister. On the fourth and fifth seasons, the character disappeared completely. Eventually, it was revealed that Lisa had been struggling with addiction, which was why she hadn’t appeared on the show.
On the sixth season, the character was recast and Christina Moore stepped into the role. Lisa eventually died as a result of her addiction in 2013. This role wasn’t recast as a result of her death, but it does cast a pall over the character. The power of addiction is terrifying and great, even and maybe especially for actors.