Actors are fond of proclaiming that their co-stars are like family - seldom specifying Brady or Manson - but as far as Emmy Rossum's concerned, the cast members playing her five younger siblings on Showtime's "Shameless" are as close to the real thing as she's going to get.
Except for Jeremy Allen White, who plays the genius Lip, "all of the kids are only children, which I think is interesting," Rossum, an only child herself, said in a phone interview last week.
"I feel like you grow up with a little bit of like a loneliness factor, which makes you crave being around big families, being around other kids, makes you basically crave siblings," she said.
On "Shameless," Rossum, 24, is Fiona Gallagher, the closest thing there is to an adult in a household all too loosely headed by a drunk named Frank (William H. Macy) in the series adapted from a British hit. And though Macy's Frank is so, well, shameless that you can almost smell him coming through the screen, it's the interaction among Fiona and her Gallagher siblings that's rendered "Shameless" irresistible.
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