Just days after being cast as Jeffrey Donovan’s latest arch nemesis on Burn Notice, Jennifer Esposito has dropped out of the role for health reasons, the actress’ spokesperson confirms. Journeyman‘s Moon Bloodgood has stepped in to replace her.
No further details were available on the nature of Esposito’s illness. A Burn Notice insider, meanwhile, says the Samantha Who? co-star’s 11th hour exit was “a total bummer. Everyone was really excited to have her.”
Bloodgood assumes the role of Michelle Paxon, a Miami PD detective who becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth about Michael. The character makes her debut early into BN‘s third season, which started production last week.