'Glee' star Ashley Fink confirms show departure: 'It is what it is'

Published Apr 23 2012, 17:57 BST  |  By

Ashley Fink

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Glee star Ashley Fink has confirmed that she will no longer appear on the show.

The actress said that her character Lauren Zizes, who last appeared in the season three premiere in September, has been dropped from the Fox series.

"It is what it is," she told The Insider. "Lauren's somewhere in that school, she's just not on camera or being talked about [laughs]. She's involved in activities that aren't televised.

"Of course I miss me on Glee. I miss everybody. I miss the fun experience that show is."

Asked if she was angry that the "major story" promised by Ryan Murphy had failed to materialise, Fink replied: "Glee is very much a fly by the seat of your pants [operation] in the way that best laid plans never quite come together.

"They have so many [characters] to take care of and I think once they made the decision that all these characters were going to graduate, it shifted the way this season was going to go."

It has been revealed that upcoming episodes of Glee's third season will feature a Whitney Houston tribute, a domestic violence storyline and a body swap twist.

Glee continues Tuesdays at 8/7c on Fox. UK viewers can watch it Thursdays at 9pm on Sky1.

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