Thursday, January 23, 2020

Blind Items Revealed #2

January 14, 2020

Her people had convinced this former A- list mostly television actress to walk away from a hit pay cable show because she could be a huge movie star. Nope. Nothing. Oh, sure after 18 months she landed a lead on a four episode show, but that is it.

Emmy Rossum/Shameless

30 comments:

J said...

Taco Bell is hiring.

nita said...

I could have told her that wasn't going to happen. Maybe she should hire me.

Brayson87 said...

Tricia got it right away.

Derp said...

You never quit a hit TV show. A hit TV show is a money train choo choo. She needs to fire that agent.

Brayson87 said...

Maybe she hated working on that show, like it was a quality of life of decision.

sandybrook said...

Welp she will have been off the show for about 18 episodes because next season is it and then everyone on the show is SOL, unless Showtime uses them somewhere else. Plus the show isn't any good anymore, and hasn't been for about 3 seasons.

longtimereader said...

Enty's golden rule, never leave a hit show. Make them fire you and pay you for it. The exception, Sandra Oh got Killing Eve and an Emmy.

momo said...

egomania

Angela said...

The blind was stupid anyway.

Rossum didn't think she could be a huge movie star. She tried that 15 years ago, her career went nowhere (Phantom of the Opera flopped) and it caused her to try her hand at television.
Then, Shameless has been a zombie show for three or four seasons at least. That's Showtime to you. They don't hits to mess with the established formula, so it gets awfully repetitive or plain idiotic (remember the way Dexter ended).
Also, she married two years ago Sam Esmail. That's where it gets very funny. Enty repeatedly implied that Rami Malek had forced him to wrap things early on Mr. Robot, as Malek's people had convinced him that he could be a huge movie star.
Mr. Robot's ending was anything but rushed, and the ratings would have never justified one more season anyway.
The reviews on the current Rossum-less Shameless season are all terrible, which suggests that the show needed her much more than she needed it.

Of course, for men who wanted to gaze at her boobs every week, that was much of a disappointment. But don't worry, Enty, you'll find some use for the box of paper tissues next to your remote control.

Brayson87 said...

I've got to agree with Angela on this one, damn this is becoming a disturbing pattern.
Rossum was the only redeeming part of the Phantom movie, I knew long time Phantom fans who hated the movie but loved her performance.
Showtime is a sh!tshow most of the time. They pour a lot of energy and talent into the first couple seasons but after that it usually turns to garbage, Dexter being the best but not only example.

PhillyWilly said...

Stupid blind. I quit shameless 5 years ago, Emmy should have quit with me. Can’t believe they are still churning out that mess of a show. The most interesting part of that show is that the bartender married that serious piece of ass from the Soprano’s peyote episode.

Robyn S said...

I quit Shameless during last season. Typical Showtime mess - like Weeds, Ray Donovan, Homeland, and the epitome of the genre, Dexter. Emmy is beautiful and talented. She'll be okay.

Brayson87 said...

@Philly, Yeah Sarah Shahi is a straight up hottie, loved her on Life.

kiki71 said...

Shows like Dexter and Shameless have 'obvious' early season arcs but if they are popular and the characters endures.... well, they need to make it happen. Sometimes it feels forced. I happened to like the later seasons of DEXTER just because that character had me so continued evolution was interesting. Also, I don't blame Emmy for quitting given it felt redundant but I also didn't think SHAMELESS had a huge enough following nor does she seem to have that movie star quality to me. I like her enough but otherwise meh. She just may not translate to movies. Her smartest bet MIGHT be to book a few stand out reoccurring roles on high profile tv shows...with dramatic arcs. Be versatile for a few years and show your acting jobs in several contexts from serious, gritty, to slapstick. Just get people to NOT see you as Fiona but look at a full resume of work and your stretching yourself actor wise.

SimSim said...

Yeah, with Showtime, either the shows go on long after their best-before date (Weeds, Dexter, Homeland and Californication come to mind) or they are good and cancelled too soon (Penny Dreadful and Brotherhood, for example).

Molly Oh said...

You'd think she'd know by now. She was supposed to be the next big thing a few times, when she did The Day After Tomorrow, nothing, then she did Phantom of the Opera, then nothing. Shameless saved her career, then she left & did her hubs show, then nothing.

PhillyWilly said...

Agree with all of the above. Altho I see homeland and californication a bit differently. Californication stayed reasonably interesting and still funny, just redundant. And a little creepy. Homeland is a disappointment bc with plenty of material to mine from, their storylines turned into crap. then what they did with peter was just stupid. Why first maim and then kill off the best character. Let’s hope the final season rebounds. As usual, I’ll have to rewatch half the series to adequately Reacquaint myself with it.

AlleyKat said...

I still haven't recovered from Quinns death

Angela said...

Homeland lost most relevance after season 2. They had this producer and producer, Henry Brommell, who had previously been the showrunner for Rubicon on AMC. Brommell's father worked for the CIA, which is why Brommell knew their methods and wrote the main interrogation episodes from second hand experience.

So, when he died from a heart attack between two seasons, even if he was not the head writer, they were never able to find someone else who had this knowledge of the intelligence community, and it just turned into some liberal version of 24 that grants Claire Danes every season a big breakdown scene where her character is off her meds and she gets her veins in the neck to pulsate to show how deeply affected she is.

PhillyWilly said...

I don’t know what you mean by “relevance”. Most shows are nothing, if not “irrelevant”, in a technical sense. But the rest of your post is very interesting. I didn’t know all that. And yes, Danes is insufferable. Friend and patinkon were the heartbeat of the show.

ZZZedMaster said...

She's bland white vanilla

Soapdish said...

I think Emmy Rossum is extremely talented. The scene when Monica slit her wrists had me literally bawling my eyes out. But she is a tv actress, not movies. I feel the same about Clooney too, always thought he was better suited to tv.

Soapdish said...

Me either, loved Quinn.

Brayson87 said...

@ZZZ, Don't you be talking smack about My So-Called Life's, wait really, yeah the character's name was Angela, everything is connected! 😂

@SimSim, The first two seasons of Penny were exquisite, season three kind of meh, but I think they knew it was ending and were just trying to wrap things up.

SimSim said...

@BRayson87

I think that you're right. If I'm not mistaken, the showrunner for Penny Dreadful had been informed by Showtime that season three would be the last one, so he adjusted accordingly. It did feel a bit truncated/rushed towards the end.

texasrose said...

Most of these great shows should probably on be one or two seasons. The reason they are great is because they are so close to the edge of believability and that is what makes them great. Unfortunately we all love them so much and they become money makers hollywood can't help itself and just churns out more seasons which HAVE to jump the shark because of where the show started from. Ray Donovan, Shameless, Homeland ect all great shows that have jumped the shark and mostly hate watched by fans that want to see how they end despite how ridiculous the storylines have become.

Bleu said...

Jesus, it gets tiring seeing one person talk to his/herself under several different screen names. Even have the same stupid distinctive granmatical errors.

sam said...

She did do that cold pursuit movie with Liam Neeson last year, but I guess it wasn’t a box office smash.

SDLR said...

She's certainly talented enough and has the looks to be a movie star. We should be applauding her instead of mocking her. It means she didn't join the "club" by raping, torturing and murdering children. The only ones who "make it big" are the ones who join the club.

Count Jerkula said...

They starving her for complaining about Macy's pay.

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