Emmy Rossum on the Hot, Tuna-Sandwich-Tinged Sex of Shameless

Emmy Rossum, perhaps best known for playing doe-eyed innocents (i.e. The Phantom of the Opera) is getting down and dirty with her role as the scrappy, sexy Fiona Gallagher on Showtime’s Shameless, which airs Sundays on at 10 p.m. As the 20-year-old daughter of an alcoholic father (played by William H. Macy) and an MIA mother, Fiona serves as the de facto head of her penniless Chicago household, parenting her five younger siblings and dating a car thief. For its honest portrayal of penury, the show is surprisingly funny, and horny as hell. (Fiona's two teenage brothers — one of whom is romantically involved with a married Muslim man — are turbocharged with hormones, her next-door neighbors are permanently copulating, and even Joan Cusack has a kink.) Rossum talked with Vulture about the relief of ditching her princess image, and the glory of working with a bunch of dirty-minded boys. Read More...



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