William H. Macy Is Proud of His TV Daughter Emmy Rossum
One day after Rossum announced her departure from Shameless after 9 seasons, the 68-year-old actor opened her decision
"We expected it," Macy said during an interview with Entertainment Weekly Friday. "I tell you, when you get into Season 9 and think about going on [whether]it's daunting."
"It's hard not to think about it:" What would my life be after Shameless ? "And part of it is very scary and part of it is very exciting," Macy said
"She's young and I think she made the right choice. She has another show where she works as an executive producer, so she goes straight to something and she wants to branch out. Besides, she just got married, "Macy said regarding Emmy's husband Sam Esmail.
" I wish her well, "said Macy EW ." I can not wait to see what she's saying Will Do Next. "
Rossum, 31, announced her departure on Thursday on Facebook.  "Look, in real life, unlike Fiona, I'm an only child. I never had a big family. Being trapped in the messy love of the Gallagher family is something I've always dreamed of. But even on the set it feels real. We've seen the kids grow into strong, talented, independent people that they are, "wrote Rossum.
" The opportunity to play Fiona was a gift. There are few characters – female or otherwise – as layered and dynamic. She is a mother lion, wild, flawed and sexually liberated. She is hurt, vulnerable, but will never give up.
"She is living in an economic depression, but refuses to be depressed. She is resourceful. She is loyal. She is brave. I knew it the second I read the pilot script, it was different, that was special, "Rossum continued.
"I know that you will carry on without me now," she concluded, "There's a lot more Gallagher story to tell. I will always dig for my family. Do not try to think of me as a way out, just think of me as I walk down the block.
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After Rossum published her announcement, producers and executives released statements that gave her good words.
"Emmy Rossum will forever be the shameless Family. She was an integral part of the show's success, from her wonderful portrayal of Fiona to her leadership on the set, as well as managing several episodes of the series. We're working hard to create a Season 9 finale for Shameless which we hope will be a Gallagher-worthy farewell to Fiona honoring Emmy's great work, "Executive said Producer and showrunner John Wells.  Season 9 of Shameless Premieres on September 9 on Showtime.