Fans are still perplexed. Why Did Fiona Gallagher, played by Emmy Rossum, Leave ‘Shameless’?
Emmy Rossum thought it was time to let Fiona Gallagher leave after nine seasons and over a hundred and ten hours of performing the character.
Long-time fans of the show, on the other hand, couldn’t help but wonder, “Why did Fiona quit Shameless?” In order to provide some much-needed closure to the fans, the actress reached out to Entertainment Weekly and provided her side of the tale.
What Was Emmy Rossum’s Reason for Leaving ‘Shameless’?
Rossum was just 23 years old when she took on the renowned part of Fiona Gallagher in Shameless, and she was 32 years old when she opted to leave the role. Obviously, when someone devotes so much time and effort to a position, they become emotionally connected to it. And Rossum was no exception.
“It’s been a long, great journey,” she told the source, “and I’m so close to my Gallagher family that to walk away is pretty bittersweet.” “But it did feel like it was time for the character to expand her wings and that there was less need for her.”
Rossum also stated that she never wanted any endeavor with which she was involved to feel like “simply a job.” So she took the road of quitting while she was ahead and still enjoying the performance.
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The actress expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to grow under the Shameless tent, for the chance to direct and write for a program she adored.
Rossum claimed to have grown as a result of and in tandem with the event. She went on to say that the show’s and showrunner John Weells’ confidence in her was incredible.
She was now eager to rediscover what other roles she could take on. She hoped that, as Fiona Gallagher had done for so many years, she would find other characters who would excite her. She went on to say,
Emmy Rossum Reacted to Fiona Gallagher’s Departure in Two Ways
Despite this, the actress was undecided about how she wanted her character to depart. Fiona Gallagher had always wanted to depart on a positive note, she admitted.
That was something she had been advocating for since the beginning.
She, on the other hand, enjoyed the untidy darkness that her character descended into as an actress.
“I adore the chaos that she loves and draws,” she explained, “and it’s a lot more interesting and fascinating to portray her when she’s going through [things].”