NEW YORK (WLNY) — Emma Kenney is one of the stars of Showtime’s hit series, “Shameless.”
She plays 13-year-old Debbie Gallagher, who, thanks to one of the most irresponsible dads in TV history, winds up in foster care.
But Debbie is wise beyond her years. As it turns out, so is Emma. So the fact that she’s on a show like “Shameless,” with outrageous story lines.
“Back in 2009, when I got the audition, my mom has read the pilot script, and I remember she was like, ‘Emma, you know, I don’t want you reading this script until your 18.'”
But it’s not a problem for the young star.
“I don’t get exposed to those bad scenes, we have a closed set, we have great [assistant directors] who keep the set clean,” she said.