Andrea Bordeaux has denied reports that she is ready to leave the role of Ella McFair on Run the World passed the vaccination duty before the second season, asserting that she was fired.
In a lengthy message shared on her Instagram account late Friday, Bordeaux addressed reports that she chose to leave the Starz series after she and the show’s studio, Lionsgate TV, failed to come to an agreement around its manufacturers’ adaptation of COVID protocols, which included the mandate to fully immunize the cast and crew working at Site A. .
It is also reported that her role will not be reprised. The Hollywood Reporter Have reached out to Starz for comment.
“Having the opportunity to play Ella on #RunTheWorld is an absolute dream come true. I’d love to continue to grow with this exciting personality and facing this huge turning point in my life, dreams and career over the past few weeks has been heartbreaking beyond words. I have so much love for the cast and crew of ‘Run The World’ and will miss them,” she began the message.
Bordeaux later denied that reports of her departure, first reported by Limit line, was accurate in representing the nature of her departure after starring in the comedy series in its first season. In an Instagram caption to a screenshot reporting her departure, the actress wrote that “Despite what the article says, I did not choose to leave the series and Lionsgate made no effort to leave the series. effort to find a possible solution. I was fired.”
After rebutting that her concerns about the assignment and discussions about accommodation had led to her willingness to leave, Bordeaux shared that it was a decision based on her beliefs and honesty. core beliefs.
“My heart is with all those people around the world who feel that they are losing so much due to their choice to stand by their beliefs and honor their deepest core beliefs. theirs,” she wrote. ‘What I do know for sure is that when you are leading with all your heart and honoring the path that God has outlined for you, nothing can be taken away that will not be returned 1000 times over. I surrender to that with Deep Peace and Joy and I encourage you to do the same. “
She ended her message by thanking those who had “shown my love and support” and encouraged her followers to “like, share and interact with this post so that this post not crushed by the algorithm”.
Run the World premieres the first season in May 2021 and is created, written, and executive produced by Leigh Davenport. The half-hour comedy follows a loyal group of thirty black female friends who live and work in Harlem, and co-stars Amber Stevens West, Bresha Webb and Corbin Reid, as well as Stephen Bishop and Tosin Morohunfola. The first season was performed by Yvette Lee Bowser, with Rachelle Williams reprising the role for season two.