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.