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Emmy Rossum Talks 'Shameless' Prison Scene: 'I Thought This Better Be Worth It'

Emmy Rossum Talks 'Shameless' Prison Scene: 'I Thought This Better Be Worth It'

Emmy Rossum looks refreshed after an afternoon workout on Friday (June 13) in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old Shameless actress recently spoke alongside Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany with Variety and opened up about the scene on the hit Showtime series she was most proud of.

“Our sixth episode this year, where my character went to prison, and there was a strip search scene. You know when you read the description of the scene and it says, ‘She bends over and her face is lined with humiliation. She breaks. Everything this moment has been leading up to pours out of her soul.’ I was just thinking, How the hell am I going to do that?” she shared.

Emmy added, “We shot it in a women’s prison that was not functioning for the last couple of years and the smell in there. It had been infested with rats and it was dark and dank. I just went to the worst place that was scary and miserable and I thought in that moment, this better be worth it. Because I don’t know if I’m going to be able to stand up after this. …You just get to that point where you’re raw. I am a crazy person, I should have been an attorney. I should have been a first-grade teacher.”

FYI: Emmy is wearing Fabletics capris.

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