How I Met Your Dad Shake-Up: Smash's Krysta Rodriguez Abruptly Exits HIMYM Spin-Off

krysta rodriguez how i met your dadCBS’ How I Met Your Mother spin-off How I Met Your Dad has made a key (and 11th hour) casting tweak.

Smash actress Krysta Rodriguez has exited the pilot just days ahead of production, TVLine confirms.

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According to Deadline, which broke the news, Rodriguez — who was set to play the best friend of Greta Gerwig’s character — was let go following the table read. The character (originally described as a sexy, flamboyant fashion blogger) is now being reconceived.

HIMYD is described as a “kindred spirit” of HIMYM — only this time telling the story of a relationship from the point of view of Sally, a “female Peter Pan” who is thinking of calling it quits with her hubby of a year, Gavin (The Mindy Project‘s Anders Holm).