Rossum: I watched Shameless on mute

Emmy Rossum watched the UK version of Shameless on mute

Emmy Rossum has revealed she watched the UK version of Shameless on mute.

The actress, who plays Fiona Gallagher on Showtime's adaptation of the Channel 4 show, told Company that she purposely decided to switch off the sound so she didn't imitate it.

"I did watch [the British version of Shameless] because I kind of wanted to know the tone. But then I started watching it on mute," she said.

"I didn't want to hear the delivery of dialogue and I was so concerned I would just try and mimic it. I wanted that part sooo badly," she continued.

Emmy added: "[At first] I got, 'She's too polished, she's too glam. She's from New York and goes to the Met Ball. No-one would believe her as Southside Chicago'."

William H Macy stars as Frank Gallagher in the US version, which is a remake of the award-winning British series.

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