Hugh Laurie is set to quit ‘House,’ reports CTV.
The British actor, who plays Dr. Gregory House in the medical drama, thinks his run on the show will soon come to an end after shooting on the eighth season concludes this summer.
“The end of that season, right now looks like the end of the show. Well, that’s as far as they’ve got me for,” said Laurie.
Of all things, the 51-year-old star is now focusing on his debut solo blues album ‘Let Them Talk,’ which he is promoting with performances throughout Europe this month.
“The acting muscles don’t know what they’re doing, actually. Perhaps they should, but they don’t. There’s very little about this. I don’t know maybe there’s a repetitive action in music — if you do your scales and your fingers are nimble, then there are certain things you just know you can do without too much difficulty.”
“Acting for some reason isn’t like that. It doesn’t become automated in quite the same way.”
Hugh, who moved to Los Angeles for the show in 2003, recently admitted he was surprised at the success of ‘House’ but was growing disillusioned with it. ”I never thought this would last seven years, just two weeks I thought. I get tired of getting up at four in the morning. Some days are harder than others.”
I can’t imagine the show without him as the antagonistic Dr. House, so I’m pretty sure if he leaves the show will end. I never liked the show, I personally found him a very annoying character, but I’m sure many will be saddened by this news.