FANS of ABC’s American Housewife were left wondering what happened to Anna-Kat after she disappeared from the show.
American Housewife debuted in 2016 and reached its 100th episode in late February 2021.
Why did Anna-Kat leave ABC’s American Housewife?
Julia Butters, 11, played the adorable Anna-Kat for the first four seasons of the show, from when she was just 9-years-old in 2016.
The official line to why the young actress left American Housewife was so that she could “pursue other opportunities”.
Deadline reports it had a lot to do with the acclaim she received for her role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which has seen the job offers pour in.
Interestingly, Quentin cast her as Trudi alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the film after seeing her work on American Housewife.
Who is playing Anna-Kat now?
After Julia revealed she would be leaving the show, producers found the perfect actress to replace her – enter 13-year-old Giselle Eisenberg.
Like Julia, Giselle is an extremely talented young actress, who is also known for her work in comedy TV.
She famously played the quick witted Sophia in Life In Pieces.
She has also been featured in the shows Flesh and Bone, Believe and Law & Order: SVU.
Giselle made her film debut in 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street as the child of Margot Robbie and Leonarda DiCaprio’s characters.
Introducing her on season 5 of American Housewife, Katy, played by Katy Mixon, simply turned to the cameras and said: “Yeah kids change.”
What is American Housewife about?
American Housewife follows “a confident wife and mother raises her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with ‘perfect’ mommies and kids,” according to ABC.
“Katie’s perfectly imperfect world is upended when her neighbor’s decision to move notches her up from her ideal social standing and sets her on a path to ensure that doesn’t happen, regardless of the consequences.”
“Luckily, her husband, Greg Otto, supports her in every way possible, but with a dash of reality thrown in as they work to ensure their children do not end up like everyone else.”
How can I watch American Housewife?
American Housewife airs 8.30/7.30c on ABC.
You can keep up with the show via your cable network provider, or you can stream the series on Hulu.
Fans of the show will have noticed former season regular Carly Hughes’ absence.
She left the show after four seasons “alleging toxic environment and discrimination as reasons for her exit,” reported Deadline.
“I was no longer able to work in the toxic environment that was created on American Housewife,” Hughes said in a statement to Deadline.
“I made the decision to leave to protect myself from that type of discrimination. As a black woman in entertainment, I feel the responsibility to stand up for what I deserve, what we all deserve — to be treated equally. I wish the show well, and I am excited for a new chapter and to be able to pursue the opportunities ahead.”
Hughes was the only black season regular on the show.
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