Conspiracy theories continue over Ruth Wilson’s exit from The Affair.
Previous reports have noted her role was written out at her own request to depart, whilst highlighting her salary pay parity with co-star Dominic West.
In an appearance on CBS This Morning earlier this month, Wilson told co-host Gayle King, “I did want to leave, but I’m not allowed to talk about why.”
She added that she “never complained to Showtime about pay parity.”
Showtime followed with a statement that it was a creative decision and that Wilson’s character’s story had run its course.
“We can’t speak for Ruth, but heading into season four everyone agreed the character’s story had run its course. Ultimately, it felt like the most powerful creative decision would be to end Alison’s arc at the moment when she had finally achieved self-empowerment,” Showtime said. “The impact of her loss will be felt as the series concludes next season. We thank the many fans who embraced the character of Alison and especially thank Ruth for her indelible work over the past four seasons.”
The series returns in 2019 for a final season. Sans Wilson….