"This is a decision I have nothing to do with and I don't support," Daily Express quoted the 43-year-old as speaking out against the sacking. When the final take of her role, as Julie Mayer being sent off to university was over, 18-year-old Bowen collapsed in tears into Hatcher's arms. Hatcher immediately threw together an on-set party for the going away girl.
"I told the producers to get a cake and some flowers," she said. "I love and adore Andrea. I have done the majority of my work with her for four years. I've watched her grow up. "I can't begin to tell you how impossibly hard it is for me to think of her not being there," she added.