Shameless alum Emma Kenney opened up about Emmy Rossum‘s exit from the Showtime sequence — particularly, how significantly better issues acquired on set as soon as she was gone.
Rossum, 35, left the drama in 2019 after 9 seasons of taking part in eldest sister Fiona Gallagher and her leaving “was bizarre at first for certain,” Kenney, 22, who performed her youthful sibling Debbie, stated on the “Name Her Daddy” podcast on Wednesday, October 13.
Nonetheless, “the set grew to become extra of a constructive place,” the Connors alum continued. “I keep in mind pre her leaving, I’d go to set some days and I’d be very anxious having a scene along with her as a result of if she had a nasty day, she made it a nasty day for everyone.”
When Rossum left the sequence three years in the past, she posted an emotional Fb message telling followers, “Strive not to think about me as gone, simply consider me as shifting down the block.”
She additionally thanked the forged and crew, writing that working with them for therefore a few years had “been a present,” persevering with, “I can say for sure that this forged and crew, who I’ve been have actually honored to work alongside, are world class. I’m proud and I’m stuffed with gratitude.”
The information of the Phantom of the Opera actress’ departure got here two years after she made headlines for demanding to be paid the identical as her Shameless costar William H. Macy. On the time, Selection reported that she had really requested for more cash than Macy, 71, to “make up for earlier seasons the place she was making considerably lower than him.”
Rossum finally settled the pay disparity, signing on for season 8 earlier than strolling away the next season. On the time, Macy informed a number of shops that she deserved the identical pay.
Regardless of their difficulties on set, Kenney stated that after practically a decade of working collectively, she has “numerous love for Emmy” and needs her one of the best.
“We haven’t spoken in years,” the New Yorker informed the podcast on Tuesday. “However that’s OK. … I hope she finds her happiness. I heard she had a child and that’s stunning. I’m certain she’s going to be a stunning mom.”
Rossum secretly welcomed a child lady in Could along with her husband of 4 years, Sam Esmail.
Shameless ended its 11 season run earlier this yr after 134 episodes. Rossum didn’t return for the sequence finale, which aired in April.