Scoundrels actor Neal McDonough has been fired from the show just three days after filming commenced for his refusal to do a sex scene with the busty Virginia Madsen.
The reason? He’s a family man and a Catholic, and he’s always made it clear that he won’t doÂ sex scenes. And ABC knew that. Because he also didn’t get into action with Nicolette Sheridan on the network’sÂ Desperate Housewives when he playedÂ her psycho husbandÂ during Season 5. And he also didn’t do love scenes with his on-air girlfriend in his previous series, NBC’sÂ Boomtown, or that network’sÂ Medical Investigation.
McDonough has been replaced by David James Elliot, better known as one of the 135 million men in America who will film a sex scene with the seductive Madsen.
McDonough will lose around $1 million dollars for sticking to his religious beliefs. Â For that you have to admire the man, especially in Hollywood.
Photos of McDonough and Family/Virginia Madsen