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‘Kevin Can Wait’: Former Star Erinn Hayes Is Liking Tweets Grieving Her Dead Character

Hayes has been using the "Like" button on Twitter to acknowledge fans who miss her as Donna, while showing a bit of support for new star Leah Remini.

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It’s never easy to lose a job, especially a nice sitcom gig, but when Erinn Hayes was let go from “Kevin Can Wait” at the end of Season 1, she handled it with relative grace on Twitter:

Since then, especially following the reveal that the character of Donna would be killed off to make way for the re-introduction of Leah Remini, Hayes has been relatively quiet about “Kevin Can Wait” in every way except one: Her use of the “like” button.

Like many people on Twitter, Hayes’s feed these days is largely dominated by political discussion and imploring followers to help disaster victims. But over the last 24 hours, she’s also been actively liking Tweets from fans who spoke out about missing her presence in the Season 2 premiere last night.

A sampling:

Liking these Tweets is a nice way for Hayes to acknowledge her fans without stirring up any negative discussion surrounding the cast change. Otherwise, she’s hoping to stay out of the discussion of the show going forward:

But lest you think she holds any ill will against Remini, she did also like this Tweet:

Which was in response to a rather vicious tweet attacking Remini. She also seems to have a sense of humor about the show moving on, given that she liked this Tweet from Vice editor Pilot Viruet:

Hayes will next be seen in the Amazon comedy series “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” from executive producers Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola, playing a mother of three — and a grieving widow. From what we know about the series, the death of her husband won’t be tossed aside in 30 seconds by a kung fu joke.

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