Lisa Edelstein, star of the hit FOX medical drama House has chosen to depart the series. The actress, whose contract expired at the end of season seven along with Omar Epps and Robert Sean Leonard, was asked to take a pay cut to help reduce costs.
Edelstein declined the cut and opted to depart the series instead.
In a statement issued today, the actress reveals her reasons for departing the series. “After much consideration, I am moving onward with a combination of disappointment at leaving behind a character I have loved playing for seven years and excitement of the new opportunities in acting and producing that lie ahead.”
Edelstein has been with House since the series’ inception.