Affair Star on Ruth Wilson's Exit Ahead of Final Season: 'People Have Different Tolerances for Different Things'

TVLine | 8/25/2019 | Ryan Schwartz
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More than one year after Ruth Wilson left The Affair under mysterious circumstances, Maura Tierney is speaking out in defense of her co-star’s choice.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the ER vet suggests that she was not surprised by Wilson’s decision to vacate her starring role ahead of the fifth and final season (premiering tonight at 9/8c). “People have different tolerances for different things,” she says. “The work was certainly very demanding for her… [Alison] was just suffering all the time.

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“This show is very specific. And it’s very demanding,” Tierney continues. “And sometimes people have a shelf life for it.”

Last August, during an appearance on CBS This Morning, Wilson claimed that she was “not allowed to talk about why” she left the Showtime drama. The moment was initially met with silence from Gayle King, who then alluded to an...
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