Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman has said it is a “sad thing” that Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe will be leaving the hit show.
“Things like that are sensitive and need to be carefully guarded just because that kind of information in the wrong hands can be misinterpreted. But we found out pretty recently. Our boss lets us know in a gentle, loving way that there’s going to be some changes.”
“And it’s a sad thing. We have such a happy, successful family. And so, on one hand, we’re very saddened to send a couple of our siblings off to a bright future. But, on the other hand, I’m astonished that we’ve all stayed together this long — because our cast is just such a crazy all-star team. I mean, all of those bright talents have so many opportunities pulling them in every direction. And so, rather than look at it as a tragedy, I look at it as a great victory that we managed to pull off 90 episodes together. And they’re going to do another 13. And so, I’m very happy that we’ve kept both of them around so long. The real bummer, and my response to the rest of the cast was, unfortunately, our show just got 65 percent less good-looking. The good news is, I jumped up a couple slots, so…”
“I mean, I think it’ll probably create room for more stories and probably some fun new characters. I’m just excited to move up to the top-eight handsomest actors on the show.”
Jones and Lowe will appear in the first 13 episodes of the show’s sixth series, which starts on September 26.