Shameless actress Emmy Rossum renegotiated her contract with Warner Bros. Television which produces the Showtime hit. Rossum didn’t ask to be paid the same as her male counterpart (William H. Macy, who plays her father), she asked for more “in order to make up for all the seasons she was paid less than him.” (That’s seven seasons worth of back pay.) Macy supported Rossum’s negotiating efforts, saying: “She works as hard as I do.”
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After the negotiation where she reportedly got equal pay, Rossum posted a photo of her and Macy on the set of Shameless and gave props to the “wonderful” creator of Shameless, John Wells. (He wrote and directed Sunday’s episode too.) The Season 7 finale of Shameless airs Friday, December 16 at 9pm on Showtime.