‘Shameless’ actress Emmy Rossum departure from the Showtime program gets the support of co-star Emma Kenney

“Shameless” star Emmy Rossum, left, and Emma Kenney, right, in 2013. Rossum is leaving the show after the ninth season.


Emma Kenney, throws her support behind her “Shameless” co-star, Emmy Rossum, who is leaving the show after the ninth season.

And on Friday, Kenney, who also stars on “Roseanne,” took the time to express her gratitude to the 31-year-old actress.

“You know, we are all very close, so we are all a little in the same loop … We have nine fantastic seasons with Emmy to help the ship and I am so grateful for,” Kenney, 18, said: if we take it to Us Weekly.

Kenney was not ready with her praise.

The actress said: “She is such a rock and such a focal point of our show and I think she brought so much confidence and so many people a voice on our set and I’m really grateful for that.”

Kenney shared her prediction for the future of Rossum, also.

“I think that the Emmy’s a powerful woman and she will continue to do great things in her life and career,” Kenny told the publication. “We support hair!”

Kenney is not the only “Shameless” cast member to speak about Rossum’s exit: William H. Macy is also weighted.


“We have been expecting,” Macy told Entertainment Weekly earlier this month. “I tell you, if you’re in season 9 and you think, [or] to keep going, it’s daunting. “What my life would be a post-‘Shameless?’ And part of it is very frightening, and part of it is very exciting.”

He also gave his take on Rossum’s decision.

“She is young and I think they made the right choice,” Macy added. “She has another show that she’s an executive producer on, so they go right into something and she wants to branch out. Plus, they are just married. I wish her well. I can’t wait to see what she is going to do.”

The show follows the family Gallagher, with Macy playing the head of the dysfunctional household, Frank, as the eldest daughter, Fiona finds herself taking many of the education the responsibility for her younger brothers and sisters, one of which includes Kenney’s character, Debbie.

Rossum called the opportunity to play Fiona, a “gift” when she spoke about leaving the show on Facebook Aug. 30, and says that the character was a strong woman who never gave up.


“Quite simply, the last eight years are the best time of my life,” she shared.

Rossum also expressed her appreciation for her colleagues on the comedy-drama.

“I can say with certainty that this is the cast and crew, which I really honored to work together with, are world class. I am proud and I am filled with gratitude,” she wrote.

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce contributed to this report.

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