A month after Emmy Rossum announced his "Shameless" departure, another star follows his example.
Cameron Monaghan, who has played with Ian Gallagher since "Shameless" Debuted in 2011, it is coming out of the Showtime series in the middle of its ninth season. The 25-year-old actor, whose last episode will air on Sunday, October 14, made the official announcement on Instagram Monday, a week after a promotion ostensibly made fun of his departure.
"All good things come to an end, an old cliché, but one that sounds true with sincerity and clarity, especially at times like these, everything ends," Monaghan wrote in a long post. "The next episode will be the last one."
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The actor, who also stars in Batman's prequel series on Fox, "Gotham," revealed that his decision to leave has been long in the works.
"I've known it since last year, but I did not want to give it away too soon, because I wanted this season to be a surprise for the public, allowing them to experience Ian's unsafe travel with his character," Monaghan explained. "This role has been a joy to inhabit, a wild and special journey, and I would like to thank #Shameless, as well as you, the spectators, for being there with him."
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"Goodbye, Ian Clayton Gallagher, will we meet again?" He finished his post, leaving the door open for a possible return.
Monaghan's departure comes shortly after Rossum's surprise announcement that she would leave "Shameless" after a nine-season run involving Fiona, Gallagher's older sister.
"The opportunity to play with Fiona has been a gift," Rossum wrote in a letter published in August. "There are few characters, female or not, with layers and dynamics, she is a lion mother, fierce, defective and sexually liberated, she is hurt, she is vulnerable, but she will never surrender, she is living in an economic depression, but she refuses to be depressed. She is witty, she is loyal, she is brave.
"I knew it the moment I read the pilot's script, this was different, it was special, I prepared the audition without rest with my coach Terry Knickerbocker, I walked to the appointment in the rain, so I looked disheveled. audition, when I got the paper IN the room, I literally jumped from top to bottom screaming in relief and disbelief, simply, the last eight years have been the best of my life.
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"I know you will continue without me, for now, there is much more to tell Gallagher's story," he concluded. ("Shameless" has not been officially picked up for a tenth season). "I will always be supporting my family, try not to think of me as disappeared, just think of me as moving down the block."
William H. Macy revealed to ET that he was excited during the last reading of Rossum's desk for the show.
"I was the one who messed up, we made a table to read his last episode, I cried right in the middle of the table, I read them all," Macy told ET over the weekend.
"It was so bad and my voice became a strange voice that I had never heard while trying to get into it and then everyone else started crying, so at least he did not seem like a complete idiot."
"Shameless" airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET / PT on Showtime.