Emmy Rossum bids farewell to Shameless in emotional post

2018-08-31 12:39
 
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Los Angeles — Emmy Rossum is saying goodbye to Shameless after the show's upcoming ninth season.

In an emotional Facebook post on Thursday, Rossum said playing her complex character was a "gift" and called the past eight years the best of her life.

"The opportunity to play Fiona has been a gift. There are few characters — female or otherwise — as layered and dynamic. I know you will continue on without me, for now. There is much more Gallagher story to be told. I will always be rooting for my family. Try not to think of me as gone, just think of me as moving down the block," she wrote.  

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Showtime Networks programming chief Gary Levine said the network was saddened by Rossum's decision to leave and praised her work as Fiona, daughter to William H. Macy's dysfunctional patriarch, Frank.

In 2016, Rossum reportedly sought pay parity with fellow series star Macy.

Executive producer John Wells said work is underway on a season finale aimed at giving Rossum and her character a worthy send-off.

As the series continues, Wells said, the door will remain open for Rossum's Fiona to visit or return home.

The ninth season of Shameless debuts 9 September in the US.

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