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'Not allowed to talk about my exit from 'The Affair'

Not allowed to talk about my exit from The Affair

Los Angeles: Actor Ruth Wilson, who had recently claimed that she was not paid at par with her co-star Dominic West on Showtime's 'The Affair', has said that she is not allowed to talk about the reason behind her exit.

Wilson's character, Alison Bailey, was killed in August 5 episode of the show, a move that had sent shockwaves amongst the fans. In her first interview since her exit from the show, Wilson told CBS, "I did want to leave but I'm not allowed to talk about why."

When the host asked Wilson whether her exit pertained to her not receiving pay parity, Wilson replied, "I've never complained to Showtime about pay parity." In a statement to Variety, the studio explained the rationale behind killing Wilson's character in the show and termed it as a "creative decision". "We can't speak for Ruth, but heading into season 4, everyone agreed the character's story had run its course. 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"



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