Jeremy Allen White was one of several Shameless cast members who admitted to sometimes feeling uncomfortable on the show during filming. SiriusXM interview. When it came time for the actor to name his most embarrassing moment, White settled on a scene from a Season 3 episode in which White’s character Lip Gallagher engages in a ploy to seduce a local woman (Justine Lupe), who was believed by some in his neighborhood to be a serial child sexual abuser. .
The scene itself was no doubt challenging enough for the actor, but it seems that the preparation required for this moment was just as nerve-wracking. According to White himself, he regularly went out of his way to impress his “shameless” bosses, telling SiriusXM, “Whatever they wrote in the beginning, I had nothing to say about it and I just did it.” This included his unsettling seduction scene, which the actor embarrassingly admitted required an unexpected exit: “I had to kick my pubic area to film the fake hair scene to make it look like she was shaving me.” Yes, this scene is as uncomfortable to watch as it is to film, although Shameless delivered an incredibly cringe-worthy moment with its signature mixture of stark realism and pitch-black sarcasm.
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