Emmy Rossum Previews Shameless Season 2: Fiona's 'Playing the Field' and 'Acting Out'

Is it too soon to crank up the air-conditioning? When Season 2 of Showtime’s Shameless kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 8 (at 9/8c), the Gallaghers will be smack-dab in the middle of a sweltering Chicago summer. And the heat… it can do funny things to people. Just ask Fiona’s portrayer, Emmy Rossum. Here, she opens up to TVLine about her character’s, um, extracurricular activities, her broken heart, keeping the family afloat and that wild card Jasmine. READ MORE

Emmy Rossum Opens Up About Shameless, 'Wild Child' Nudity

This Sunday at 10/9c, Showtime gets Shameless with a new series starring William H. Macy (Fargo) as the alcoholic patriarch of a sprawling, dirt-poor family. With Dad forever three sheets to the wind and Mom long gone, it’s up to eldest offspring Fiona, played by Emmy Rossum (Mystic River), to keep the brood of six afloat. But as you’ve seen in promos, Fiona’s not shy about offsetting the business of running a household with a bit of pleasure.

Rossum – whose name fittingly rhymes with “awesome” – spoke with TVLine about playing this Shameless “wild child” and why she was willing to bare (almost) all for the role. READ MORE