We finally, finally have some absolutely stunning outtakes from Emmy’s Zooey Magazine feature! Check out these stunning additions in our gallery!
Also, here’s a little excerpt of Emmy’s feature; the entire article can be found on Zooey’s website, here!
Emmy, being a New Yorker all your life, you must feel homesick when in Los Angeles for filming. Asides from not being able to sleep well, how does Los Angeles compare to New York? Would you ever consider moving to Los Angeles if the time calls for it?
A lot of New Yorkers hate Los Angeles, but I actually like it. Los Angeles has a lot to offer year round (hiking, swimming, the beach) that the east coast doesn’t. I love New York, the culture, the energy, Broadway, and I miss my family that are still in Manhattan. But I am getting more used to the west coast vibe and starting to embrace it when I’m here. I live primarily on the west coast now because of Shameless.
With the new season of Shameless premiering soon, what can audiences expect from your character? And her role in the story?
Summer is in full swing and the Gallagher family is up to their usual tricks. Fiona is working at a nightclub, the kids are running a daycare service for the neighborhood out of the living room, and Lip and Kev are selling pot off an ice cream truck. Fiona is nursing a bit of a broken heart after we see her decide to stay behind and not leave with Steve, so she’s definitely playing the field and acting out a bit. We see her moral compass a little altered and she’s actually acting a bit more like Frank, her father, than we’ve seen before.
What enables you to be so versatile with your roles?
I try to find the key into every character, sometimes it’s the way they walk or talk, sometimes it’s tapping into something inside of myself that’s very personal and clues me into what the character is feeling.
Emmy’s cover of Malibu Magazine as also been released with her interview along with a few outtakes. Some we have already seen as scans, but I’ve now added them to the Photoshoot section of the gallery. Head on over to Malibu’s website for the full feature and check out the additions in our gallery!
The children’s chorus gave her a unique community in which to express herself, countering the uniformed standardization of her all-girls school. For the next five years, she regularly practiced and performed in 20 different operas, including Carmen, La Boheme, Turandot and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, singing complicated, exacting verses in six different languages. “People are generally amazed at that experience, and I guess it was bizarre, but it didn’t feel that way,” Rossum says. “There was a lot of professionalism involved, but we were also kids that pranked each other, ran around and got into trouble. We got to wear hats and wigs and all kinds of makeup. Every day was Halloween for us.”
Young though Rossum may be, she doesn’t play the ingénue. Her experiences have given her too much strength and independence to succumb to any level of naiveté. She grew up the only child of a single mother in New York City. The stage instilled a foundation for excellence — and competition. When she outgrew the children’s costumes, she naturally gravitated toward acting, believing she would perform elsewhere in the interim until she could return to the opera with a mature voice. She enrolled in acting classes and began working in television, appearing in episodes of Law and Order and As the World Turns. Film roles soon followed, and her performance in the critically acclaimed Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood, propelled her to new levels of public awareness.