Paul Schneider Explains Why He Left ‘Parks and Rec’ and Won’t Ever Go Back
Former Parks and Recreation star Paul Schneider, who played Pawnee city planner Mark Brendanawicz in the show’s first two seasons, did an interview with Screencrush shedding some light on his exit from the show and whether he’ll ever come back as a guest star as co-creator Mike Schur has suggested.
“That experience was very strange for me,” said Schneider reflecting on Parks and Rec. “I signed up for a specific character that was changed in mid-season. And it became a character with a lot less to do. And, all of a sudden, I was kind of confused and kind of having a lot less to do.” When asked about Mike Schur suggesting he may return, Schneider replied, “No, I’m not interested in going back. And that’s very generous of him. But I’ve never been contacted about that nor have I any interest in going back.”
The entire interview is pretty candid and worth reading, going into both Schneider’s desire to leave the entertainment industry for something more fulfilling and his sincere love for America’s Funniest Home Videos. (via AV Club)