16 December, 2016
Yet the salary stand-off was threatening to become as fractious as the chaotic relations onscreen between the Gallagher family in Shameless, which is one of the jewel's in Showtime's crown along with The Affair and Homeland. Apparently the actress had been getting less than Macy for YEARS, even though she's one of the show's leads.
"Shameless" star Emmy Rossum is exhausted of making less than her male co-star, William H. Macy, so she's doing something about it. Seniority only counts for so much; Rossum is younger than Macy, but her work on the show is just as substantial. Shameless also is a key asset for Warner Bros. But while the USA adaptation is a hit stateside, because it is based on a format it does not sell well internationally, limiting its value.
The current season of "Shameless", which concludes Sunday, is averaging 1.39 million viewers in same-day ratings and a 0.5 in adults 18-49. Set to join that roster in 2017 are Twin Peaks, Jim Carrey-produced I'm Dying Up Here, Daniel Craig starrer Purity and John Ridley's Idris Elba mini Guerrilla. House of Cards star Robin Wright threatened to go public if she didn't get parity with Kevin Spacey on the Netflix drama.
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Rossum took a major risk when she made her case for a higher salary - since Shameless is an ensemble show, there was a small chance Showtime could have fired her and attempted to continue Shameless without Fiona, if negotiations fell apart.
"I was looking at statistics and Claire Underwood's character was more popular than [Frank's] for a period of time". So I capitalized on it. "I'm curious when do you think the studios are going to get with it and understand", the reporter asks.
Similarly, the cast of Friends eventually were all paid equally after Courteney Cox, who had a bigger name than her co-stars when the show began, started off with a bigger paycheck.