Emmy Rossum in Company January 2014: I've Never Tried Hard Drugs

Posted Tuesday December 10, 2013 10:40 AM GMT

She's gearing up for the season premiere of her hit comedy "Shameless" and during promotions, Emmy Rossum fronted the January 2014 issue of Company magazine.

While rocking a few poses for the Rony Shram-shot spread, the 27-year-old actress opened up about snagging her role in the series and chatted about her strong personality.

Highlights from Miss Rossum's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Company!

On her personality:
"I'm kind of a ball-buster. If people don't know me very well, they tend to think I'm sarcastic and cutting. Hilary [Swank] would give me some input on a scene on 'You're Not You' and I'd say, 'Ok I guess I should listen to you because you've got an Oscar or two!' People were like, 'I can't believe she's talking to Hilary that way!' But she totally got me and we became really close friends."

On her role in "Shameless":
"I did watch [the British version of 'Shameless'] because I kind of wanted to know the ton. But then I started watching it on mute. I didn't want to hear the delivery of dialog and I was so concerned I would just try to mimic it. I wanted that part soooo badly. [At first] I got, 'She's too polished, she's too glam. She's from New York and goes to the Met Ball. No one would believe her as Southside Chicago."

On drugs and alcohol::
“[My mom] is very old-fashioned about ethics and drugs and alcohol. Weirdly she is very progressive about boys. She never had a thing with me going out on dates, even at 15 or 16… I would say there was a lot of openness in the house – but no drugs, no alcohol. To this day, I’ve never done a hard drug. I’ve never done cocaine, I’ve never done heroin, I’ve never done Ecstasy, which is literally everywhere. It just was never interesting to me. The feeling of being out of control or doing anything that could potentially harm me was just not my cup of tea. I would literally rather run down the street naked and I’ve done almost that.”

Photo Credit: Rony Shram for Company

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