Emmy Rossum Said William H. Macy Was A Big Ally When She Was Fighting For Equal Pay

“To have the man counterpart on my show be like, ‘Yes, she does deserve this and more’ was so validating.”

On Thursday, June 15, The Hollywood Reporter published a roundtable discussion in which comedians Emmy Rossum, America Ferrera, Pamela Adlon, Minnie Driver, Issa Rae, and Kathryn Hahn talked about what it’s like to be women in Hollywood.

On Thursday, June 15, The Hollywood Reporter published a roundtable discussion in which comedians Emmy Rossum, America Ferrera, Pamela Adlon, Minnie Driver, Issa Rae, and Kathryn Hahn talked about what it's like to be women in Hollywood.

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Among many other topics, Rossum discussed her recent experience fighting for equal pay while working on Showtime’s Shameless.

Among many other topics, Rossum discussed her recent experience fighting for equal pay while working on Showtime's Shameless.

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Rossum stars as Fiona Gallagher in the Chicago-set show. William H. Macy plays her alcoholic dad Frank Gallagher.

Rossum stars as Fiona Gallagher in the Chicago-set show. William H. Macy plays her alcoholic dad Frank Gallagher.

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Back in 2016, Rossum held out during her Shameless contract renegotiation until the network paid her the same salary as Macy.

Back in 2016, Rossum held out during her Shameless contract renegotiation until the network paid her the same salary as Macy.

Despite the fact that both actors had the same billing as leads on Shameless, Macy reportedly made more money than his female co-star had in the show's previous seven seasons. During contract discussions for Season 8, Rossum asked Showtime that she be compensated more than Macy to make up for the years she was paid less than him, according to Variety.

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