Cameron Monaghan Wanted William H. Macy To Play His Dad Long Before Being Cast In Shameless


Cameron Monaghan made the heartrending admission during a zoom call with the Faction Talk podcast. And he did so in front of most of his “Shameless” family, including William H. Macy. While the lineage of Ian Gallagher was contested early in the series, Macy indeed played the character’s father, Frank Gallagher. And as Monaghan noted, that was a dream come true, with the actor saying half-bashfully, “I used to tell my mom I wanted William H. Macy to play my dad in something.”

Macy can be seen positively beaming at the admission, as are several of Monaghan’s other cast mates. The actor claimed he was a great admirer of Macy’s work before “Shameless,” singling out 1996’s “Fargo” as a personal film of note. Monaghan added that Macy’s ginger hair was a big reason he wanted to work with him. “There’s not that many people with, ya know, strawberry blonde hair in the industry,” the actor quipped, adding, “He just looks like someone who could be my dad, and I actually remember saying that to my mom.”

In the end, Monaghan said Macy was the primary reason he pursued the ” Shameless ” role. After landing his dream job in 2011, the joker from “Gotham” couldn’t have imagined he’d be playing Macy’s son for the better part of the next decade. Given the reverie with which Monaghan speaks of Macy, he enjoyed the ride.

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