Monday’s (June 9) episode of “Louie” features a guest appearance from Jeremy Renner — and was initially set to feature Philip Seymour Hoffman as well, before the actor’s unexpected death in February.
“I play a real character in Louie’s life,” Renner says in an interview with Yahoo TV. “Phil Hoffman was supposed to be in it, too. It’s about young Louie. … Then Phil unfortunately passed, but I guess they were able to pull the episode together.”
FX tells Yahoo that Hoffman hadn’t filmed any scenes before his Feb. 2 death.
Renner doesn’t say much else about his “Louie” role, but from the looks of the promo below, the character he plays isn’t especially nice to the young Louie. The two-part story “In the Woods” runs longer than usual Monday, going from 10 to 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.