Emmy Rossum bids adieu to 'Shameless'
Actor Emmy Rossum has announced her exit from popular series 'Shameless' after its upcoming season nine.
The 31-year-old actor, who plays Fiona Gallagher in the show, shared the news of her exit in an emotional post on Facebook.
"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.
Rossum also shared her experience of portraying a "layered and dynamic" character on the show.
"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," Rossum wrote.
In December of 2016, it was reported that the actor had successfully lobbied for a higher salary per episode than her Emmy-nominated co-star, William H Macy. She contented that she had more screen time and thus longer hours on set, and was even supported by Macy in her campaign.
According to Variety, creator and showrunner John Wells confirmed that Rossum is departing from the show.
The ninth season of the series – 'Shameless' will premiere on Showtime in September next year.