Christopher Abbott Leaving Girls: Report

04/04/2013 at 11:50 AM EDT

Christopher Abbot Quits HBO's Girls After Butting Heads with Lena Dunham
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Girls might be down one cute guy.

Christopher Abbott, who plays Marnie's boyfriend Charlie Dattolo, has left the HBO series, according to the New York Post.

The report suggests Abbott and series creator Lena Dunham may have been butting heads. Abbott's rep did not address that, but did confirm that Abbott's departure to the Post.

"[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd [Apatow], and the entire Girls cast and crew, but right now he's working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show," the rep said.



If Abbott and Dunham, 26, were at odds, it's a recent development. In an interview with GQ last year, Abbott professed a like-mindedness with Dunham.

"I met Lena during the auditions and we hung out a couple of times before [shooting], so that was cool," he said. "I felt we spoke the same language. Lena chose people with the sort of energy that would lead to a casual and freeing environment."

HBO had no comment.

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