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Published:April 1st, 2010 18:28 EST
Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough Canned: He Refused To Do Sex Scene

By Robert Paul Reyes


"Neal McDonough is a marvelous actor who elevates every role he plays, whether it`s in Band of Brothers or Desperate Housewives. So when he was suddenly replaced with David James Elliott 3 days into the filming on ABC`s new series Scoundrels earlier this week, there had to be a story behind the story. The move was officially explained as a casting change. But, in fact, McDonough was sacked because of his refusal to do some heated love scenes with babelicious star (and Botox pitchwoman) Virginia Madsen. The reason? He`s a family man and a Catholic, and he`s always made it clear that he won`t do sex scenes. And ABC knew that." Read More

If I were an actor on the hit show "Desperate Housewives" I would beg the writers to make up a story line involving me having a threesome with Virginia Madsen and Nicolette Sheridan. I love me some cougars!

neilI respect McDonough for his moral stand, and I hope he finds a role on another TV show that is more in line with his values.

McDonough has no qualms about playing a murderer, but he balks at doing a sex scene?

I wonder why McDonough agreed to do the role in the first place, after all the program is called "Desperate Housewives." The cougars of this bawdy show aren`t desperate to find a cure for cancer, they are desperate to bed every young male within a mile radius of their cul-de-sac.

I`m a desperate wannabe actor, and I`m more than willing to portray a serial killer, or a Tiger Woods like lover man. I hope the producers of "Desperate Housewives" get in touch with my people.

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