Dominic Purcell is clearing up some forceful comments about his alleged departure from DC Legends of Tomorrow. According to the actor, he will not actually leave the show and will return “periodically” in the future.
Purcell, 51, initially took to Instagram on Saturday to announce that he would be stepping down from his role as Mick Rory, also known by the superpower moniker Heatwave, in a fierce, profanity-infused message, which has since been amended and later removed. .
Hours later, however, Purcell returned to clarify his comments in an updated headline and emphasized that he was, in fact, not leaving the show before his contract term of employment.
In the now-deleted Instagram post, Purcell claimed that he had used heated rhetoric, but only because it is his personality, and that his departure would not be permanent.
“God wants the whole world to cool down. Why are people going crazy because I’m leaving the show? Yes, my tone was straight to the point … It is who I am,” he said in the post.. “I have a problem with @warnerbrostv’s studio NO!”
He went on to explain that he would be leaving the show “full time” but would return in future seasons “periodically with a handshake deal with my boss Phil Klemmer.”
“I didn’t quit. My contract ended. 6 years, not 7. I never resigned with a contract and never would. So all the fans, you will see me again next year in season 7 periodically. I hope this there is stuff. clarified, “he added.
In her original post, announcing her departure, which was also removed, Purcell wrote, according to multiplereports, “The deal is not closed. I have no interest. The money they throw at the corporate level. I am stepping away from @cw_legendsoftomorrow. It has been a total pleasure and humbling experience to bring the iconic @dccomics character #heatwave (aka ) MICK RORY came to life. I broke this character, no actor in the world could have done it better. REALITY … Time to move on and see the shit unfold. “
He originally wrote, “The studio doesn’t care” that I quit, and invited his fellow actors to “DM me” to talk about anonymous people he considered “fake idiots.”
In your follow-up, also removed the clarificationPurcell wrote: “I have always had a tremendous relationship with the Bosses and the studio @ warnerbrostv … My writing was in an aggressive tone because sometimes it frustrates and annoys me that it has been a long and heavy year locked up in #Vancouver for 9 months without going home. Who hasn’t and who hasn’t lashed out. I’m fucking human. So for crying out loud, relax [out]. “
DC Legends of Tomorrow begins its sixth season on May 2 and has already been renewed for a seventh season. Term reports that Purcell previously stated that he would not renew his contract after the conclusion of season seven, if the show were to resume for additional seasons.
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