The second season of “Boardwalk Empire” brought an abrupt end to the storylines of a few major characters, and now you can add another one disappearing into the great television abyss: Paz de la Huerta’s character, whose name I believe was “That naked lady. No, the other one. The whiny one with the hat. Yeah, her.” From TV Line:
TVLine has learned exclusively that the HBO mob hit has opted not to pick up the actress’ Season 3 contract option, which means viewers have likely seen the last of her character, Lucy Danziger.
Introduced in Season 1 as Nucky’s (Steve Buscemi) unhinged mistress, Lucy spent much of Season 2 pregnant and shacked up with Michael Shannon’s Van Alden (the baby daddy). Shortly after giving birth, she went on a formula run and never returned, leaving the baby in Van Alden’s care.
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But now who will… But what about the thi… What will happen to the storyline about the… You know what? I’m okay with this. Outside of a very, uh, European attitude towards explicit and gratuitous nudity, I was never really sure what purpose her character served on the show. Besides, this should give Paz more time to pursue her real calling: going on drunken rampages throughout Hollywood. She’s a true artist when it comes to that. Keeping her locked up on set all day is kind of like making Picasso spend all day scrubbing toilets. It’s a waste of both her time, and ours. For society’s sake, let the woman create.