Clayne Crawford’s exit from ‘Lethal Weapon’ on FOX was just as interesting as an actual episode of the series. At one point it was unclear if Crawford was out of a job and we all were trying to figure out what was the reason for Crawford’s possible exit. Days would go by and it would finally be revealed that the ‘Lethal Weapon’ star would no longer be chasing bad guys next to Damon Wayans on the series. Instead, Crawford would be replaced by Seann William Scott after accusations of Crawfords on-set behavior would surface. According to a recent comment from Wayans about filming the show post-Crawford, things are much lighter.
Wayans has largely kept silent on the subject since but at the Fox TV party Thursday night, he was asked to address the events that led to Crawford’s dismissal…..“I wish him the best, I wish him luck,” Wayans said, adding, “Onward and upward.” Wayans hinted that he and Scott are getting along far better than he did with Crawford, and that the show is undergoing a tonal change. “We’re only the first (episode) in but it is definitely a lot lighter in tone, and we are having fun, on and off set. It’s just a lot looser, nobody’s overthinking, just doing and having fun doing,” Wayans said, a reference to Crawford’s involvement in the writing, with him reportedly asking for script changes on some occasions.