Emmy Rossum reveals she's leaving 'Shameless' after season 9

Showtime

Showtime

Emmy Rossum - arguably the leading star of the TV show "Shameless"- just announced her departure after nine seasons. but didn't give any clear reason why.

In a lengthy Facebook post published on Thursday afternoon, Rossum offers a touching farewell to the long-running Showtime series.

'See, in real life, unlike Fiona, I'm an only child. I never had a big family.

"This business is always an adventure, full of travel and opportunities to tell stories", she wrote.

Rossum played the oldest daughter Fiona Gallagher of a Chicago family.

Having said that, I'm also very excited for Rossum to embark on a new challenge in this industry and to pursue the projects she's passionate about. She is living in an economic depression, but refuses to be depressed, ' she said. She is resourceful. She is loyal.

Aretha Franklin's casket moved from museum that hosted viewings
Speakers include Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, city council president Brenda Jones, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, former U.S. Starting at 8:30, seats will be offered to roughly 2,000 people who are at the Berg or Shiawassee entrances.

At the end she writes, "I know you will continue on without me, for now".

Emmy Rossum appears to be saying goodbye to Shameless. "Being ensconced in that messy Gallagher family love is something I'd always dreamed of. The way John Wells has shepherded me as an actress, and more recently how he's encouraged me wholeheartedly as a director and a writer, has been an honor and a privilege", she added. Rossum remembers jumping up and down, crying tears of joy after getting the part and says, "the last eight years have been the best of my life".

"I can say for certain that this cast and crew, who I've been truly honored to work alongside, are world class", she concluded. [Laughs.] And it's a wonderful, wonderful amount of time and I feel incredibly proud of everything we have created. "I think the show could quite honestly go on forever, because the family is dynamic and the kids grow up and they have their own story lines and they branch out and they are fully-realized actors and human beings and they have opinions". She has been integral to the show's success, from her wonderful portrayal of Fiona to her leadership role on set, as well as directing multiple episodes of the series.

When Rossum joined the cast of Shameless in 2011, her salary was significantly lower than her co-star, Macy.

Shameless premieres Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

The news of her exit comes after it was announced that Friends alum Courteney Cox will be joining the show for season nine.

Recommended News

  • Speeding Tesla launch into the air

    Speeding Tesla launch into the air

    The unidentified 46-year-old driver and a passenger were taken to an area hospital where they were treated for minor injuries. The vehicle flew 100 feet in the opposing lane before skidding into a tree at the Assikinack Public School parking lot.
    Appeal Court quashes approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

    Appeal Court quashes approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

    The decision cited a flawed review by the National Energy Board and the failure of Ottawa to meaningfully consult First Nations. Since the NDP came to power last summer, Horgan said B.C. has used the rule of law to argue its position against the pipeline.
    Iran still abiding by nuclear deal terms: IAEA

    Iran still abiding by nuclear deal terms: IAEA

    Sticking to the nuclear accord is not the only way forward for Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. Trump also attacked the agreement for failing to address Iran's military aggression in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.
  • Apple will show off its 2018 iPhones on September 12

    Apple will show off its 2018 iPhones on September 12

    While the company has yet to make anything official, the rumor mill is rife with whispers of what the the company has in store. It's less likely but not impossible that Apple will refresh the Macbook Air with a long overdue Retina display.
    Man claims to be gay lover of accused U.S.  killer Chris Watts

    Man claims to be gay lover of accused U.S. killer Chris Watts

    A man claiming to be Christopher Watts' gay lover claimed that he and his wife Shannan were having marital troubles. Her obituary says she was born in New Jersey. "That's how I found out he was married", the man admitted.
    Facebook Recommits to Renewable Energy With 2020 Pledge

    Facebook Recommits to Renewable Energy With 2020 Pledge

    All of these wind and solar projects are new and on the same grid as our data centers . Google achieved the same milestone a year ago .
  • State Prisons on Lockdown

    State Prisons on Lockdown

    In his statement, Wetzel explained that the Opioid Command Center is working with the department as the investigation continues. The incident began around 9 a.m. when an inmate showed signs of a possible drug overdose, said patrol spokesman Lt.
    Aaron Rodgers: NBA Players Have More Leverage Than NFL

    Aaron Rodgers: NBA Players Have More Leverage Than NFL

    The Packers and Rodgers came to an agreement on a new four-year deal on Wednesday worth a whopping $134 million. Rodgers would make $33.5 million a year while Ryan would make $30 million a year under their new contacts.

    Tiny pressure leak discovered on International Space Station, NASA says

    The official said air was being sucked out through a 1.5mm fracture, which may have been caused by a micrometeorite impact. The hole is located in the upper section of the Soyuz, which does not return to earth, according to NASA .
  • No question of withdrawing Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize

    No question of withdrawing Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize

    Now she's become notorious as the woman who refused to speak out against the military campaign on the Muslim minority. He said the rules regulating the prize don't allow the committee to withdraw a prize once it has been awarded.
    London mayor who approved Trump baby blimp to get own bikini balloon

    London mayor who approved Trump baby blimp to get own bikini balloon

    It comes as revenge after Mr Khan approved the flying of the 20ft balloon resembling Mr Trump during his visit to the UK. A Crowdfunder campaign has raised more than £59,000 (about $77,000) for the blimp.
    Berkshire Hathaway plans Rs 2,500-cr stake buy in Paytm

    Berkshire Hathaway plans Rs 2,500-cr stake buy in Paytm

    Since then, Paytm's platform has seen manifold growth in transactions as well as expansion in number of users. The company crossed an annual gross transaction run-rate of Dollars 29 billion in May this year.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.