Actors Hollywood Won't Cast In 2019

Chadwick Boseman is going to be fine. Brie Larson is going to be fine. Michael B. Jordan is going to be fine. Timothée Chalamet is going to be fine. The actors listed here? Not so much. 

In the wake of the #MeeToo and #TimesUp movements, many actors we've grown to expect to see in our favorite films tarnished their legacies when their private lives revealed a dark side we never knew. In other future-ruining instances: An actor learned the hard way that careers can easily crumble when the blockbuster you're headlining wasn't the massive cash cow that many were predicting; An iconic comedian learned never to use Twitter; A rising television star found out it doesn't pay to burn all of the bridges on his first major gig; and a young actress is missing her past Disney success today.

Grab some popcorn and candy of your choice, here's a list of actors Hollywood likely won't cast in 2019.

Kip Pardue

Kip Pardue might be best known as "Ronnie 'Sunshine' Bass" in 2000's Remember The Titans, but he's carved out a respectable career with a steady flow of film and television roles since then. That flow could be drying up after actress Sarah Scott reported Purdue for sexual misconduct on the set of the upcoming television movie, Mogulettes

According to the LA Times, Purdue allegedly "took her hand and placed it on his groin" during an intimate scene. Later, the actor "called her into his dressing room, where he proceeded to masturbate in front of her."

"I literally froze," Scott said of the incident. "I said, 'What are you doing?'" To which Pardue allegedly responded, "This isn't a #MeToo thing. I'm not your employer. It's not like I can fire you." Yikes. When contacted by the LA Times, Pardue admitted to the act Scott described during the scene, however, he denied what she said happened in his dressing room. 

"I clearly misread the situation during a sex scene on set and have apologized to Sarah," The Runaways regular said in a statement. "I never intended to offend her in any way and deeply regret my actions and have learned from my behavior." We get the feeling Pardue will be learning from his behavior another way in 2019.


During the 80s, Roseanne was so popular it once beat out The Cosby Show as television's #1 show. In 2018, ABC ordered a reboot, and it drew in so many viewers the network announced a second season renewal the day after the premiere. Then, on May 29, 2018, the show's eponymous star went on a racist tirade on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to former President Obama. In the now-deleted tweet, Roseanne wrote, "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj," comparing Jarrett to an ape and insinuating she was Muslim. 

The show's cancellation came immediately. "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, this first black woman to head a network, said in a statement (per Variety). "There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing," Disney CEO Robert Iger tweeted. The same day, Roseanne's agency, ICM Partners, dropped her as a client.

Roseanne blamed her tweet on Ambien then took to Twitter to defend herself. "I'm not a racist, I never was & I never will be," she tweeted. "One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 (sic) civil rights 4 (sic) all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous system/family/wealth will NEVER b (sic) taken from me." The comedian may bounce back, but we feel networks will see her as no longer worth the headache.

Clayne Crawford

Clayne Crawford had small supporting roles in independent films and Sundance's Rectify when he was cast as Detective Martin Riggs in FOX's small screen reboot of the blockbuster film franchise Lethal Weapon. While the show was a hit, rumblings of uncertainty surrounded a potential third season after Deadline published an article claiming Crawford "had a history of bad behavior on the show" and was disciplined multiple times "over complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment." A month later, on May 13, 2018, Crawford was fired and replaced by Sean William Scott.

More details came to light and they weren't good for Crawford. Lethal Weapon co-star Damon Wayans called him "an emotional terrorist" in a now-deleted tweet. On June 1, 2018, Variety conducted "interviews with 31 people who worked on the series" who were the basis for a bombshell report that described Crawford as "combative" and "aggressive-aggressive." According to the report, Crawford "butted heads with multiple actors," and his behavior caused a 1st Assistant Director to quit and walk off the set in the middle of a scene. We did a quick check of Crawford's IMDb, and he has nothing lined up for 2019. You don't need a detective to figure out why.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne became Disney-channel famous in 2010 with Shake It Up. While her co-star, Zendaya, has gone on to massive fame with roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman, Thorne has been relegated to the usual teen fare — and it hasn't gone well.

She was the lead in the Freeform drama Famous In Love, but it was canceled after the second season. The Hollywood Reporter claimed that Thorne and showrunner David King "clashed on multiple occasions" as she portrayed "diva-like behavior" on set. In 2017, she starred in Amityville: The Awakening. It made $742 (that's dollars, not millions) at the domestic box office. In 2018, she starred in the black comedy Assassination Nation. The film did way better at the box office comparatively, but still fell way below Hollywood expectations (per The Hollywood Reporter), "earning an estimated $1 million from 1,403 theaters." If you're doing the math at home, we'll help. That's an average of around $713.00 per screen. It appears Thorne can't count on her 18 million+ Instagram followers to show up at the box office.

Louis CK

On November 9, 2017, The Orchard, the distribution company for Louis C.K.'s, I Love You, Daddy, canceled the film's New York premiere "due to unexpected circumstances." His planned guest appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert was also canceled. Later that day, the world knew why when The New York Times published a report that revealed the comedian faced allegations of "sexual misconduct" by five women. The details were disturbing.

In a lengthy statement the next day, Louis C.K. admitted that "these stories are true." He added, "The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly." However, the people and companies associated with Louis C.K. then used their power responsibly. The stars of I Love You, Daddy refused to promote the film. The Orchard decided not to release the movie at all. FX, Netflix, his publicist, and Universal Pictures all cut ties with the disgraced comedian on the same day. HBO dropped him from a comedy special, and TBS halted production, then eventually canceled, C.K.'s animated series, The Cops. The only way you're going to see Louis C.K. for the foreseeable future is on YouTube, or if he happens to crash the comedy club you're attending.

Alden Ehrenreich

We're not saying Alden Ehrenreich will never work again, but Hollywood blockbusters might be off the table for a while. You see, you can't be the lead in the worst-performing Star Wars movie in the franchise's box office history and not expect the offers to stop rolling in from Hollywood execs. It also doesn't help that Disney and Lucasfilm are reportedly "licking their wounds" and canceling spin-offs (Per IGN) in the wake of the poor performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story. (Although, in fairness, the aforementioned cancelled spinoff was "reportedly canned for unknown reasons.")

A month before the film about the adventures of a young Han Solo premiered, Ehrenreich let it slip to Esquire that he signed up to play the lovable smuggler for three movies. "I don't know if that's officially, uh, public. But — yeah," he added. We can assume those movies won't be happening anytime soon — or if ever, a sentiment even apparently shared by one of the film's screenwriters. At the time of this writing, Ehrenreich has no upcoming projects announced on IMDb. Just don't Jabba the Hutt whatever you do, Alden. Trust us on this. 

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey made our 2018 list, and it appears 2019 won't the comeback year for the multiple Oscar-winner either. Although the Netflix ratings juggernaut House Of Cards received mixed reviews after his ousting from the show in 2017, the network had no choice but to forge ahead without him after 15 men came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault against the actor.

However, his lost film career is probably the last thing Spacey is thinking about today. According to an article posted to Gloucestershire Live on November 5, 2018, London police are currently investigating six sexual misconduct and sexual assault complaints against the Se7en actor. And in September 2018, CNN reported that both the Los Angeles District Attorney's office and the LA County Sheriff's office had two additional sexual assault cases against the actor "under review." Despite his incredible on-screen abilities, Spacey is by all accounts radioactive in the industry right now.