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Emmy Rossum Reflects on Her Soap Opera Gig

Emmy Rossum Reflects on Her Soap Opera Gig

Emmy Rossum smiles while running some errands on Wednesday (November 16) in Brentwood, Calif.

The 25-year-old Shameless star recently chatted about her first union job – playing Holden and Molly’s daughter, Abigail, on the soap As the World Turns.

“I desperately wanted the part. I was 11 and had been studying X and Y chromosomes, dominant genes and recessive genes. I watched the show the day before my audition and realized the two actors who played the parents both had blue eyes. I had just learned in school that two blue-eyed parents can’t have a brown-eyed child,” Emmy told THR.

“So I went into the audition and said if they wanted me, I would go get contact lenses to have blue eyes,” she revealed. “They cast me and said, “Make sure she brings her contacts.’”

FYI: Emmy is wearing Autumn Cashmere‘s boxy fisherman crew and Coach boots.

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