From Ray Richmond, who is contributing to Deadline Hollywood’s TCA coverage:

It was a shaggy-haired William H. Macy who showed up this afternoon in Pasadena for a TCA session hyping his new John Wells-produced Showtime series Shameless that premiered last Sunday. He portrays Frank Gallagher, the single father of a wildly dysfunctional clan who is unapologetic about his chronic alcoholism. And in fact, so is Macy himself — unapologetic about his character’s drinking issues, that is.

“It sure is fun to play someone who’s toasted all the time,” Macy said. “I feel like I spent my whole career speaking for the little guy, the disenfranchised. A lot of people in this country right now are toasted, drunk as skunks…and I speak for them, for the people who like to start the day with a couple of brewskis…I have the role of the century here. Plus, the wife really digs the hair. This (touching his facial hair), not so much.”

Louis Santiago
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3 years
When will the new series for Shameless start, I can't get enough of this show, thanks.
Wilhelmina
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4 years
I like Bill Macy too, but man this show was indeed TIRED. I was so disappointed in...
agreed
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4 years
I'm an American and I watched the original last summer. I have no desire to watch the...