Leave a Comment
Just days after his final appearance on the show, T.J. Miller is really letting loose about Silicon Valley. The latest bombshell is that he and leading man Thomas Middleditch don't really get along. In addition to saying his exit was for the best, as Middleditch always wanted to be the star of the series, Miller added this in regards to his former co-star:
I think in some ways Thomas Middleditch is ... we have a contrarian relationship, like a big brother-little brother relationship. And this is also an opportunity for me to be like, 'Let me just step off, dude. Like, just do your fucking thing. You're amazing.'
The sibling comparison seems apt, as T.J. Miller as in addition to their time together on Silicon Valley, the two worked side by side for a decade doing a two-man improv show. Both seem to keep it professional as the two continued to work together, even though (as Miller says) they get along just as well as Erlich and Richard did on the show. While he is a bit harsh at times, Miller does go on to shower Thomas Middleditch with compliments in his interview with THR calling him "Amazing," and "The funniest people of all [the cast members]."
The interview continues on with T.J. Miller dropping light hints that Thomas Middleditch may have played a role in the actor's exit, although he's also made clear that he had his own reasons for leaving as well. Miller works Middleditch into a conversation where he was asked whether he felt Erlich Bachman deserved a bit more closure. It's here that Miller cities HBO executive producer Alec Berg and his co-star as the primary reasons why his character left on Silicon Valley. He also takes one more rather random swipe at Middleditch when talking about how Hollywood acting isn't for him:
I'm not an actor; I'm a comedian. And I don't know how the fuck I hoodwinked Hollywood into giving me a career in this. But I'm not sitting here saying, 'I need more lines. I'm not funny enough.' I'm not Thomas Middleditch. I'm me, the guy that thinks all of this is sort of ridiculous.
Yikes, sounds like a rough thing to say about someone he's worked with for almost 15 years. It could also be some subtle inside joke between Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller, as the jabs taken at the actor seem to come out of nowhere without much provocation. The Silicon Valley guys have all done some weird interviews in the past, so it wouldn't be out of character for Miller to do some sort of exit goof. But if all this is real, then Miller might have been axed off of Middleditch's Christmas card list.
Silicon Valley is set to return for Season 5 sometime in 2018. Those who need new shows to watch now need look no further than our awesome summer premiere guide which provides a list of shows new and returning premiering all during the summer months. And if you're unsure of whether or not their favorite shows will be returning visit our renewal guide to get their answer.