Elisabeth Moss: Jeremy Piven Was "Highly Unprofessional"

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Jeremy Piven's love for eating fish continues to get him in trouble.

In an interview last week on Bravo's Watch What Happens: Live, Elisabeth Moss called her former co-star as "highly unprofessional."

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Moss and Piven worked together on the 2008 Broadway production of the David Mamet play Speed-the-Plow, which Piven famously exited mid-way through the show's run. Piven blamed his sudden departure on poor health due to mercury poisoning, which he said came from eating too much sushi.

 "That's a very good one. I could go on and on, being highly unprofessional," the Mad Men star, 30, said when host Andy Cohen asked about Piven's reasoning for leaving the production. "We were all surprised. It came out of nowhere. He just didn't come back one day." Piven was subsequently replaced by Norbert Leo Butz and William H. Macy. It was later revealed that he had previously requested to be let go from the production, and was denied.

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"I saw him like a month later at the Golden Globes, when he was supposed to be really sick," Moss added.

In the play, Piven played Hollywood producer Bobby Gould opposite Moss and Law & Order: SVU's Raul Esparza, who received a Tony nomination for his performance. "The pure exhaustion could affect his ability to perform. But it was his dream to perform on Broadway, and let's face it, the show wasn't a flop," Piven's physician, Dr. Carlon M. Colker, told the New York Times after his exit. "It wasn't necessarily the sushi. It was just a steady diet of fish. Twice a day for 20 years," Piven told People at the time of the situation. "That's not right for anyone."

What do you think of Moss' comments? Are you Team Moss or Team Piven?

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