It's never fun to see the best characters get killed or written off of TV shows. But believe it or not, many of those plot twists only happen because celebrities like Sophie Turner and Jared Padalecki actually wanted their characters to be taken out of the series.
Now, if we had our way, none of our fictional favorites would suddenly disappear out of nowhere. However, we'll just have to face the harsh reality that sometimes, celebrities need to move on and pursue other opportunities.
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Fans were heartbroken when Connie's character died, but when she was asked if she actually wanted to leave the show, she said yes.
"It was something that had been percolating over time, and there were lots of different reasons behind it. But my priority was really making sure that the timing was right. My priority has always been Nashville. So when the show was moved to CMT and we got these great new showrunners, I was [confident] the show would be in a good place. . . I feel like Nashville can go on indefinitely," she said.