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Christina Hendricks Reportedly Had Beef With 'Good Girls' Love Interest Manny Montana Behind The Scenes Of NBC Show, Led To Show Cancellation

Jul. 8 2021, Published 10:51 a.m. ET

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Christina Hendricks reportedly had beef with her love interest on Good Girls and it played a role in the network axing the show.

TV Line broke the story, sources say Montana was a major reason the show not coming back for another go.

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An insider said the three ladies agreed to take a pay cut and were planning on shooting an eight-episode final season. The show was set to go into production in Spring 2022.

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However, last month, Deadline broke the story, NBC decided to cancel the female-lead crime dramedy starring Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman.

The show, which has a loyal fan base, is currently airing and has four remaining episodes. Universal Television, the studio behind the show, had hoped to find a way to shoot one more season but were unable to lock down a deal.

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Sources say there were efforts to bring Good Girls to Netflix but the talks fell through, despite the show being a huge hit for the streamer.

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In the TV Line report, Montana had issues with his pay and schedule for the show. Sources say he had a “strained” relationship with Hendricks and the two did not enjoy each other. He was not willing to take the pay cut given his lack of connection to Hendricks.

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In the past, he described working with Hendricks as, “ “We come in, do our job, and then go home. It’s very business-like.”

In 2019, when asked about her love scenes with Montana, Hendricks provided an odd response. She said, “He’s a great actor and we have great chemistry working together and… He’s just… It’s just a very sort of respectful work. You know, it’s funny, because I know people love Beth and Rio. We, of course… love that. It’s exciting and stuff. But it’s not as… it’s much more professional than anyone would think.”

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Last year, during another interview, Hendricks revealed Montana called her “Chris” on set despite nobody ever using that nickname. She said, “Manny calls [me]… Chris. No one in my life calls me Chris. It’s not my name. I think it’s totally stupid. And he’s never taken the chance to realize that I hate it. It’s really weird.”

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The two will no longer have to deal with each other as the show is officially over.

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