Since the final days of How I Met Your Mother, we have seldom seen Alyson Hannigan. We have since only seen her make several guest appearances and star in a TV movie. She has also more recently lent her voice in “American Dad!” for a meager three episodes and more actively in the animation “Fancy Nancy” by Disney, where she voiced the character Claire Clancy from 2018 to 2022.
We hope that the reason for her disappearance from the screen is due to marital bliss with her former Buffy costar Alexis Denisof. Plus, when you are a star in a hit TV series and have $30 million, you can afford to take time off to be with family.
It seems like an Oscar and Golden Globe Winner would have all the acting opportunities at her disposal, but for Mira Sorvino, things just weren’t in her favor. She has only made minor appearances here and there. The reason why she has had trouble getting cast is absolutely absurd and the infamous uncouth Harvey Weinstein has something to do with it.
Thanks to the scoop from "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson, it has been confirmed that Weinstein blacklisted Sorvino from major pictures after she filed a harassment claim against him. Yikes! It’s horrendous that this man could have such a big say in the lives and careers of so many women.
Banned by Miramax
Ashley Judd is another great example of a star who was destroyed at the cusp of a pig. The award-winning actress had a number of brilliant acting gigs in the 90’s, but her career was cut way too short. She starred in a number of hits, including “Heat” in 1995, “Double Jeopardy” in 1999, and “Kiss the Girls” in 1997.
Since then, her career has been very quiet as she only got small parts in lesser-known films. Once again, the horrid Weinstein is to blame. His company Miramax blacklisted Judd in Hollywood after she refused the advancements he made at her in a hotel room. The guy can't handle rejection, it seems.
Bye Bye Bynes
Amanda was at the peak of her career when she had a psychotic meltdown. We last saw the wig enthusiast in 2010’s Easy A. Before that, she played a major role in 2007’s “Hairspray,” and 2006’s “She’s the Man.” Both movies were smasher hits so it was sad to see her go shortly after them. And You have to admit though, she was a talented child star back in the day.
Rather than being in and out of movie shoots, she has been out of the spotlight since her complete public breakdown in the early 2010s. Recently though, she got her act together, and with that, she has confirmed her interest in acting again. Catch that pun? She has also been attending fashion school.
No Longer It
Mischa's claim to fame was in 2003 when she played Marissa Cooper in The O.C. She played this part for three years. During this time, Mischa was at the peak of her career. Capitalizing on the show's fame, the star attended parties all over the world. She was once named Entertainment Weekly’s “It Girl” during the first year of the show and quickly became a paparazzi favorite.
Mischa explains her demise as a result of “living a jet-set lifestyle. She also alleged that the fame got a bit much for her at some point, so she needed a break from all the media attention. If you miss the actress, then get ready, because she's set to star in the upcoming "The Hills: New Beginnings."