Arrested Development Cast Tributes To Jessica Walters

by Buzz Street Times

“I’m fortunate to have had a front row seat to her brilliance for 25 years.”

The passing of the iconic onscreen matriarch of the Bluth family was confirmed by her real-life daughter in a statement that reflected on her fulfilling career.

Upon hearing the news, members of the Arrested Development cast shared touching tributes to their beloved co-star. Here’s what they had to say:

Will Arnett opened up about the first time he met Jessica:

Jessica Walter was a deeply talented person
We first met on a pilot in ‘96 and I was instantly blown away
I’m fortunate to have had a front row seat to her brilliance for 25 years
My thoughts are with her daughter Brooke and grandson Micah today
Farewell Jessica, you’ll be missed


@arnettwill / Via Twitter: @arnettwill

Jason Bateman commended her career and sent love to her family:

R. I. P. Jessica Walter. What an incredible career, filled with amazing performances. I will forever remember my time with her, watching her bring Lucille Bluth to life. She was one of a kind. All my love and thoughts to her family.


@batemanjason / Via Twitter: @batemanjason

Tony Hale shared a selfie with Jessica while celebrating her talent:


@MrTonyHale / Via Twitter: @MrTonyHale

Alia Shawkat posted a vintage photo of Jessica, writing, “💔love you Gangie.”

David Cross shared his feelings about the sad news:

I just heard the shitty news about Jessica Walter an absolutely brilliant actress and amazing talent. I consider myself privileged and very lucky to have been able to work with her. Lucille Bluth is one of TV’s greatest characters


@davidcrosss / Via Twitter: @davidcrosss

And Henry Winkler revealed his distress about Jessica’s passing:

OH NO …We worked together for years on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT ..It was an honor to watch her comedy explode from the very first row . https://t.co/edVRAPsKRk


@hwinkler4real / Via Twitter: @hwinkler4real

Ron Howard expressed his thankfulness to have been able to work with her:

What a brilliant, funny, intelligent and strong woman. RIP Jessica Walter, and thank you for a lifetime of laughs and for sharing your incredible talent on our show and with the world. #jessicawalter


@RealRonHoward / Via Twitter: @RealRonHoward

And Mae Whitman shared a photo with Jessica, writing, “heartbroken. what an incredible inspiration and pal you were to all. love you forever Jessica, thanks for everything.”

Netflix, which currently houses all five seasons of Arrested Development (counting Fateful Consequences and 2018’s Season 5), also paid tribute to Jessica:

Her voice was unmistakable. Her talent was undeniable.

Thank you for sharing your gifts with us Jessica Walter. Rest in peace, legend.


@netflix / Via Twitter: @netflix

Read through some of Lucille Bluth’s best quotes here, and rewatch Arrested Development here.

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