An actress who stars on a long-running TV series made a surprise announcement today, saying she is leaving the show. Emmy Rossum, who has played Fiona Gallagher for nine seasons on Showtime’s “Shameless” — season nine premieres next month — broke the news in a long post on Facebook.
Rossum spent the bulk of her message praising the other people involved with the show and saying how much she has enjoyed her time on the series. Then she concluded with this: “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.”
The offbeat comedic drama premiered in 2011 and has been a signature series for Showtime. Rossum’s character is the daughter of William H. Macy’s character, Frank Gallagher.
Rossum posted a cast photo along with her message, which you can see below.
You can read her full post by clicking here.