It’s Cringeworthy Watching The Star Of ‘Silicon Valley’ Discuss T.J. Miller

David Hookstead | Reporter

“Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch recently did an interview with Larry King, and it was brutal to watch him discuss former castmate T.J. Miller.

Miller left the hit HBO show at the end of season four, and the details still aren’t fully known. However, it’s safe to say things didn’t end on a super positive note. Miller, who played Erlich Bachman, did an interview with the Hollywood reporter, where he took a few subtle jabs at Middleditch. He subtly implied that Middleditch’s need to be a star pushed him out of the show and that the “Silicon Valley” star needed writers to be funny.

Middleditch, who plays Richard Hendricks, didn’t take King’s bait to hammer Miller back, but it was still cringeworthy to watch.

He openly said he wasn’t friends with Miller anymore, wished him the best of luck but said he wasn’t surprised that Miller was critical and praising of him in his THR interview.

“That sounds about right,” Middleditch told King, and he was clearly uncomfortable while doing it.

The part about him not referring to Miller as a friend is just brutal. Those two have known each other for so long, and Middleditch can’t even bring himself to say they’re buddies. That’s rough.

I’ve been watching the fifth season of Silicon Valley, and I’m enjoying it. It’s not the same without Miller, but it’s still very good. One thing is clear from these interviews. Miller clearly couldn’t continue on the show. We might never know fully what happened, but having the star refusing to really open up a year later should really tell you all you need know about the situation.

It’s truly a shame because Miller was excellent on the show and everything was awesome. Maybe someday down the road we’ll get the full true story. I know fans would eat that up in a heartbeat.

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