“We feel 100% like family, and we still do,” Emma Kenney said of her partner. Shameless cast members. “We had a bonding experience.”
And as a family, he says that the relationships between the actors were complicated.
Kenney, now 22, spoke about his experience on the Showtime series recently wrapped up in the popular Call your daddy podcast today, including her interactions with her co-star Emmy Rossum.
Kenney said his relationship with Rossum, who played his sister on the show, felt like a sisterhood “through thick and thin.
“We were both so young, obviously I was much younger. There were times when he was trying to be a good influence and then there were times when he was blatantly giving me… it wasn’t the best advice, ”Kenney said. “Maybe she was struggling with her own internal problems and taking it out on other people. But we all handle situations differently. “
“Growing up, I took note, not just of her in particular, of the things I want to accomplish in my life and the things I don’t want to continue.”
When asked if he felt like he lived in Rossum’s shadow on the show, Kenney replied, “I felt that dynamic for sure and never understood it. I was 9 years old and she was more than 10 years older than me, so I said, ‘Why is there strange competition here when I’m not trying to compete?’ I don’t know if other people on set created it, or if she created it, but I know I wasn’t creating it. “
Rossum left the show in 2018 and Kenny said that after she left, “the set became a little bit more positive place.
“I remember before she left, I would go on set a few days and I was really looking forward to having a scene with her because if she had a bad day, it would make it a bad day for everyone.”
As for where their relationship is now, Kenny says they are not in touch.
“I have a lot of love for Emmy, I’ve known her for a long time. We haven’t spoken in years … but that’s okay, ”he said. “I love her very much and I hope she finds her happiness.”