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SHAMELESS: Emmy Rossum to Exit

August 30, 2018 by  
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Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher, Emma Kenney as Debbie Gallagher, Emmy Rossum as Fiona Gallagher, Christian Isaiah as Liam Gallagher, Jeremy Allen White as Lip Gallagher, Ethan Cutkosky as Carl Gallagher, Steve Howey as Kevin Ball and Shanola Hampton as Veronica Fisher, William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher in Shameless (Season 9) – Photo: Brian Bowen Smith/SHOWTIME

SHAMELESS’ expanded ninth season will be Emmy Rossum’s last with the show, Showtime confirmed.

Rossum first announced the news on her official Facebook page. “The opportunity to play Fiona has been a gift,” she wrote. “There are few characters — female or otherwise — as layered and dynamic. She is a mother lion, fierce, flawed and sexually liberated. She is injured, vulnerable, but will never give up. She is living in an economic depression, but refuses to be depressed. She is resourceful. She is loyal. She is brave. I knew it the second I read the pilot script, this was different, this was special. I tirelessly prepped the audition with my coach Terry Knickerbocker. I walked to the appointment in the rain so I looked disheveled. During my third audition, when I got the part IN the room, I literally jumped up and down screaming in joyous relief and disbelief. Quite simply, the last eight years have been the best of my life.”

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