'Shameless' Confessions: Emmy Rossum Talks About Her Character's 'Crazy' Life

There are a lot of upsides to playing Fiona Gallagher, as far as 'Shameless' star Emmy Rossum is concerned.

She gets to act alongside a top-notch cast that includes William H. Macy, who plays ne'er-do-well alcoholic Frank Gallagher, the head of a hardscrabble Chicago family with many kids but little money. The tough, spontaneous Fiona, who assumed much of the responsibility that Frank abandoned, is not remotely like the "princessy" roles she's played in the past, Rossum noted.

"I get cast 'princessy' a lot, and this is so down and out and edgy and not princessy. I really, really enjoy it. This is much more fun," said Rossum. "As an actor, it's very liberating to not have hair and makeup." Read More...



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