Viewers tuning into American Housewife Season 5 will discover that the Otto household seems slightly bit completely different. Whereas the ABC comedy sequence returned to TV screens on Wednesday night time, the face of Katie and Greg Otto’s 10-year-old daughter, Anna-Kat, was not all that acquainted. That’s as a result of Julia Butters, the 11-year-old actress who portrayed Anna-Kat all through the sequence‘ first 4 seasons, has left American Housewife, with 13-year-old actress Giselle Eisenberg taking her place. However why, precisely, did Butters exit?
In keeping with Deadline, Butters’ departure from the present largely stemmed from her newfound stardom and quite a few opening doorways within the business. After showing on American Housewife, the 11-year-old was tapped to play Trudi Fraser, a baby actress, in Quentin Tarantino’s As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Tarantino selected to forged Butters within the Oscar-nominated movie after seeing her efficiency on the ABC sequence, and her portrayal of Trudi earned her crucial acclaim.
In a report revealed simply days after the movie’s July 2019 theatrical launch, IndieWire wrote that Butters was “actually the breakout star” of the movie. In their very own report, Vanity Fair wrote that “there’s one thing particular about” the younger actress, who they described as “magnetic and shrewd, handily stealing the highlight from her seasoned, Oscar-winning costar whereas delivering basic Tarantino-penned dialogue.” Butters’ expertise wasn’t misplaced on the Hollywood A-listers round her, both, with producer David Heyman telling IndieWire that Butters would have obtained “an Oscar nomination” for a scene that was in the end reduce from the movie. DiCaprio even in contrast Butters to a younger Meryl Streep.
That breakout efficiency reportedly led to quite a few open doorways, and the younger actress determined to go away American Housewife to pursue different alternatives. ABC Signature accepted Butters’ request to depart from the undertaking, bringing on Eisenberg to fill her spot within the function of Anna-Kat.
Similar to Julia Butters, Eisenberg isn’t any stranger to the small display. Previous to becoming a member of the ABC sequence, she was a sequence common on one other single-camera household comedy, CBS’ comedy Life In Items, and she or he made her characteristic movie debut at 5, portraying the daughter of DiCaprio and Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Road. She has additionally co-starred reverse Al Pacino in Dan Fogelman’s Danny Collins.
American Housewife ‘s first 4 seasons are presently streaming on Hulu. New episodes of Season 5 air Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Keep tuned to PopCulture for the most recent updates.