“Shameless” Actress Emmy Rossum Says She’s Leaving the Show After Season 9

“Shameless” Actress Emmy Rossum Says She’s Leaving the Show After Season 9

Followers of the hit Showtime collection Shameless will see one much less Gallagher subsequent yr when Season 10 arrives.

In a prolonged, emotional Fb publish on Thursday (Aug. 30), Emmy Rossum, the actress who performs Fiona Gallagher, a star character of the present, has introduced that she is leaving the collection after 9 seasons. Her assertion learn, partly:

“It’s a tough factor to place into phrases, emotions. However I’m going to attempt… The chance to play Fiona has been a present. There are few characters — feminine or in any other case — as layered and dynamic. She is a mom lion, fierce, flawed and sexually liberated. She is injured, weak, however won’t ever quit. She resides in an financial despair, however refuses to be depressed. She is resourceful. She is loyal. She is courageous. I knew it the second I learn the pilot script, this was totally different, this was particular…

“I do know you’ll proceed on with out me, for now. There may be far more Gallagher story to be informed. I’ll at all times be rooting for my household. Strive not to consider me as gone, simply consider me as transferring down the block.”

Whereas Rossum’s assertion didn’t deal with her motive for leaving the household dramedy, set in Chicago, that stars William H. Macy as the troubled patriarch Frank Gallagher, she did trace at being concerned with one other alternative when she mentioned that her TV household has given her the stability and assist “to stretch and develop creatively.”

“The best way (govt producer/showrunner) John Wells has shepherded me as an actress, and extra just lately how he’s inspired me wholeheartedly as a director and a author, has been an honor and a privilege,” she wrote.

John Wells mentioned in his personal assertion that Rossum will “eternally be a part of the ‘Shameless’ household. We’re exhausting at work now making a season 9 finale for ‘Shameless’ which we hope will present a Gallagher-worthy sendoff for Fiona that honors the nice work Emmy has achieved.”

Warner Bros. Tv additionally launched an announcement saying that Rossum was given an appreciative farewell and confirmed that she’s going to seem in the Season 9.

“We want her all the finest as she explores the subsequent chapter in her profession,” the assertion learn. “However earlier than that, we’re excited for followers of ‘Shameless’ to see Emmy and the complete ensemble forged proceed the adventures of the Gallagher household in the present’s upcoming ninth season.”

Shameless Season 9 premieres on Sunday, September ninth on Showtime. Try the official S9 trailer under:

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