Larry Paul on Ally McBeal
Larry Paul, played by Robert Downey Jr., entered the show Ally McBeal as Ally’s love interest. There had been many love interests for Ally, but the writers were planning on making Larry Paul her final interest, meaning, they were to be married and “live happily ever after.” Fans loved his character on the show and loved Downey playing him, so it was working out well.
Downey had signed on to McBeal just a week after being released from prison, struggling with the consequences of his infamous drug addiction. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to stay clean during the run of the show, and eventually, Downey was fired from Ally McBeal after being arrested for drug use.