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Frankie Muniz says he walked out on Malcolm in the middle for two episodes due to stress during filming

Frankie Muniz says he walked out on Malcolm in the middle for two episodes due to stress during filming

Frankie Muniz shed some light on the tense environment on the set of Malcolm in the Middle, saying he walked away from two episodes of the classic sitcom because of it.

Muniz is currently a contestant on the Australian version of I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, where he shared the story. He didn't name names or give many details, but he said the behavior of “certain people” caused him to walk off the set for two episodes in protest.

“There are a couple of episodes I wasn't involved in because I walked off the set,” he said. News.com.au.

“Everyone was too afraid to stand up when some people were controlling, rude or disrespectful,” he explained. “Like they were walking on pins and needles. I remember feeling so scared when I saw people afraid to stand up for themselves, as if they were telling me, ‘Say something!’”

It got to the point where he “didn't care if they told me I'd never come back, because it was worth it to me,” Muniz said. As fellow I'm a Celebrity contestant Candice Warner pointed out, it helped that Muniz was the star and main character of Malcolm in the Middle, and he eventually returned.

Muniz says “some people” in Malcolm’s group in the East were “rude” and “disrespectful.”

It's not clear which episodes Muniz is referring to, considering he was credited on all 151 episodes of Malcolm in the Middle. like Entertainment Weekly Points, however, are there He is One “clip show” episode in season four only features Muniz in archival footage.

Muniz mostly turned away from acting to focus more on being a race car driver after Malcolm in the Middle ended in 2006. Speaking further to News.com.au, he spoke candidly about how he “never felt like I was a perfect fit for the world of Hollywood”. “.

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“I was nominated for Emmys and Golden Globes, and I was going to all these things, and I was there, and I was like, 'How am I doing here?' “I hated L.A., so I kind of stayed in my own little world, in my own little bubble. And I moved to Arizona. I did it on a whim, and I knew right away that I was starting to look.”

“I remember feeling so afraid when I saw people afraid to stand up for themselves, as if they were telling me: ‘Say something!’”

Muniz, who is also known for his appearances in films like Big Fat Liar and Agent Cody Banks, has spoken in the past about the health issues he suffered during his stormy childhood days as well. In 2017, he revealed on an episode of Dancing with the Stars that He had nine concussions As a young man, he doesn't remember much of his time on Malcolm in the East as a result. He noticed later That his health problems were blown out of proportion, saying he was doing so much at the time that “of course, I can't remember all of it.”

Although Muniz's main focus is no longer on Hollywood, he has had a number of television credits over the past few years, including episodes of Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, New Amsterdam, and The Rookie. His most recent film role was in the 2018 horror film The Black String.

Alex Stedman is a senior news editor at IGN, overseeing entertainment reporting. When she's not writing or editing, you can find her reading fantasy novels or playing Dungeons & Dragons.