Emma Kenney addresses Emmy Rossum’s shameless departure

Emmy Rossum and Emma Kenney in 2013

Emmy Rossum and Emma Kenney in 2013
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Emma Kenney, who played Debbie Gallagher on Shameless for a decade, she expressed her feelings about co-star Emmy Rossum leaves the show in 2018. In a recent interview with Call her dad podcast, Kenney shares how she and Rossum’s relationship felt like a true sibling relationship, in both good and bad ways.

“We felt 100% like a family and we still do,” says the now 22-year-old of his friend Shameless cast members. “We had such a cohesive experience.”

However, when Rossum was 13 years older than Kenney, the older sibling dynamics intensified on and off screen. “We were both so young, I was obviously much younger. There were times when she would try to have a good influence, and then there were times when she would obviously give me… not the best advice, ”says Kenney. “Maybe she was struggling with her own inner problems and taking it out on other people. But we handle all situations differently. ”

“When I was growing up, I took note – not just from her in particular – of things I want to pursue in my life and things I do not want to continue,” she continues.

Follow Rossum’s departure from the 2018 series, Kenney says, “It was probably weird at first, but so was it – the set became a little more of a positive place, I will not lie.”

Although none of the frictions on the set were too obvious to viewers (except for Rossums contract negotiations in 2016), Says Kenney on the set was a different experience. “I remember before she left I would go to party some days and I would be very anxious to have a scene with her, because if she had a bad day, she made it a bad day for everyone, says Kenney.

Despite these rumbles, while working as colleagues, The Conners actor says there are no hard feelings but the two no longer talk.

“I have a great love for Emmy, I have known her for so long. We have not spoken for years … but it’s okay, ”she says. “I have a lot of love for her and I hope she finds her happiness. I heard she had a baby and it’s beautiful and I’m sure she’s going to be a lovely mom. ”


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