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Emmy Rossum Covers 'Self' Magazine February 2013

Emmy Rossum Covers 'Self' Magazine February 2013

Emmy Rossum shows off her flat tummy on the cover of Self magazine’s February 2013 issue, out on newsstands now!

Here’s what the Shameless actress had to share with the mag:

On lifting weights: “When I want to drop weight quickly, I cut back on my cardio and do a lot of weights instead. It’s counterintuitive, because you would think, I should stay on the treadmill for five hours. I also cut out all fruit and eat a lot of protein and vegetables. My go-to moves are walking lunges, leg raises and my favorite: four sets of 15 ballet pli√©s, holding 8-pound weights.”

On having an awesome long-term goal: “I don’t want to do the Ironman or run 10 miles, but I do want to go up into space one day. It costs [hundreds of thousands] right now, but I hope eventually it will be $500. And I want to make sure my heart is fit enough to handle the trip when I’m 50.”

On enjoying cheat days: “When I was filming Beautiful Creatures, I ate 1,500 calories a day‚Ä”nutritionist Carrie Wiatt sent me meals from L.A. But I also gave myself two cheat days a week. I’d eat a steak and fries, an ice cream sundae and then go to Pinkberry. Of course, then I’d wake up the next morning and go, ‘Oh, great, I’m eating one poached egg and a green apple. Shoot me in the face.’ But it was totally worth it. Now I can gain back those 6 pounds that I had lost to do the movie.”

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Also pictured: Emmy Rossum leaving NBC after promoting the third season of Shameless on Tuesday (January 15) in New York City.

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  • Happy_Evil_Dude

    As if she couldn’t spend 100 grand on a space trip if she wanted to. Sheesh.

  • tara

    She’s always so skinny…why did she have to lose weight for the movie? I don’t get it.

    And I’m not sure it sends a good message that a girl that skinny thought she had to be even skinnier to do a film. Unless she was playing an anorexic…

  • DarlingPenny

    I actually did notice her weight loss back then! I’m glad that she did it because of the movie and not because she was stressed out or depressed. I don’t get why she needed it in the first place though.

  • Asha

    She has one of the best bodies in Hollywood. She looks awesome naked (if you have seen Shameless). I can’t believe she had to lose weight to do that movie.

  • RupertSanders


  • lris

    oh wow a whole 6 pounds lol
    she’s joking right

  • Tessa

    Just because she’s small doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to be healthy. Sorry but not all fat people are the only people trying to stay in shape.

  • vida

    she seems so fake

  • Kate

    @vida: Photoshop. A lots of it.

  • KissThis

    When I first scrolled past the cover, I thought it was Minka Kelly… I like Emmy A LOT more than Minka though! I actually think her interview here is pretty good, and she seems like a normal young woman. 6 lbs is nothing though!

  • Tom
  • C.

    Very beautifull, always!!!

  • bgthtr

    Love Shameless! and its such a myth that thin ppl dont watch their weight. um thats how they stay thin usually…I once had a girl ask me why I drank shakes for breakfast in her words: “because you are so thin you dont need that gurl”