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Dax Shepard reveals that he was fired from ‘will & Grace’: It was ‘my only specific experience of my life’

Dax Shepard revealed that he was fired from “will& Grace.”
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Dax Shepard know you can’t win ’em all.

During a recent chat with his friend, Sean Hayes, the 43-year-old actor admitted that he had let go of “will & Grace” last year.

“I was fired from the show” Shepard called out on his podcast “Armchair Expert.” “That is my only specific experience of my life.”

“Over a year later, it’s pretty funny,” he added, discussing the moment his agent gently delivered the bad news after a table read. “In the middle of her compliment parade, I go, ‘I shot on “will & Grace?” And she goes, ‘They go in a different direction.'”

He also discussed the impact of the moment, especially as the show of the cast, especially Hayes, are close with Shepard.

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“The only thing I gave is that you and I were involved,” he said. “It Was the only other thing with a bunch of strangers, I would have been like,” Oh, whatever. I was at a table read for 45 minutes and then I was dismissed. Who gives a s—?'”

“The only thing is that there is no anonymity on the for me,” Shepard continued. “I knew a lot of the people at the table to read. I think maybe that was the only element that I was like, ‘Well, that’s a bit embarrassing. These are the people that I know, and then I got a look.”

Hayes responded to Shepard’s memory by saying that he would largely be eliminated, because it was a difficult moment for his old friend.

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“I almost do not remember it,” he said, before adding, “of course, I know, but I almost blocked, because it is terrible that it happened… I can’t believe they fired you.”

The role in question eventually went to Hayes’ co-star Megan Mullally and her husband Nick Offerman.

In hindsight, Shepard is able to see the head of the situation, admit that the job would have kept him from seeing his daughter, Lincoln’s, preschool graduation last year.

“This all worked exactly as it should”, he decides to Hayes.

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The startling revelation comes just days after Shepard took aim at a report claiming that he cheated on his wife, Kristen Bell, Julie Andrews’ step-granddaughter, Kayti Edwards, years ago. The report included photos of Shepard and Edwards lock lips in a photo booth.

“Hey Daily Mail, that photo is 13 years old, not 9,” he replied on Instagram. “Kayti has sold stories to the tabloids about Matthew Perry, Jack Osbourne, Kid Rock, and now in me. I look forward to her next. Fingers crossed my #1, Brad Pitt :)”

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