... and there was much rejoicing!
It's not that Paz de la Huerta was an awful actress. In fact, she showed her naked body so much on "Boardwalk Empire," I'm willing to say that she was quite the amazing performer. However, her character made us almost see Steve Buscemi naked and that would have just been unforgivable. It's good they got her out of the way now, I would hate to see her come back in Season 3 for a naked Nucky booty call. We literally might not survive that.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the HBO mob hit has opted not to pick up the actress' Season 3 contract option, which means viewers have likely seen the last of her character, Lucy Danziger.
Introduced in Season 1 as Nucky's (Steve Buscemi) unhinged mistress, Lucy spent much of Season 2 pregnant and shacked up with Michael Shannon's Van Alden (the baby daddy). Shortly after giving birth, she went on a formula run and never returned, leaving the baby in Van Alden’s care.
An HBO rep declined to comment for this story.
We haven't seen the last of Paz, though! Don't forget that she has a penchant for drunkenly fighting innocent passers by in Hollywood. Let's hope she doesn't take this news very well.