JJ: Now onto Shameless! Where are you at in shooting, have you finished this season?
CM: We’ve wrapped in LA, then I go to Chicago for a week in a few days.
JJ: Can you tease us with any spoilers?
CM: Oh man, I can’t. But, I can tell you that I’ve seen people making predictions about what’s going to happen for these characters, and all of them are wrong. Every one of them are wrong. No one has any idea where this season is going. Thankfully, it’s really great. It’s a very dark season, we see these characters in places we really would not expect them to be in. Some of them are pretty desperate, but it’s amazing. I think it’s our best season yet.
JJ: Do you have a favorite prop from set?
CM: There’s a magic eight ball that’s always sitting on its head that we always end up messing around with. It’s in the Gallagher house, it’s in our living room. Actually, we have two of them, but one of them is broken. But yeah, we always ask it questions.
JJ: What’s your favorite scene that you’ve shot this season?
CM: I like working with Noel Fisher a lot, who plays Mickey. He’s really great, and we have some really cool interaction this season. I can’t say what the scene is ’cause it’s, it’s big. It’s big… It’s dramatic.
JJ: Describe your Shameless co-stars in one word. William H. Macy.
JJ: Emmy Rossum.
JJ: Ethan Cutkosky.
JJ: Shanola Hampton.
JJ: Steve Howey.
JJ: Emma Kenney.
CM: Directioner. (laughs) She’s going to kill me.
JJ: Jeremy Allen White.
JJ: Justin Chatwin.
JJ: Joan Cusack.
CM: I’m trying to find a word to sum up Joan, ’cause she’s such an incredible person. She always lets us stay at her house in Chicago. Every time we go, we have a big dinner. That and we spend time with her kids. Welcoming, but it’s an understatement.
JJ: Laura Wiggins.
JJ: Zach McGowan.
JJ: Noel Fisher.
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