“I think I was too concerned with what other people might think,” he said GQ in July 2022, before confessing it was the show’s writing that finally convinced him. “I also knew that if I said no to it, that whoever ended up doing it, I would hate them forever.”
of After Everything the actor also shared this as he was grateful for his time Shamelessbut being on a show for such a long period of time took its toll.
“There was a period when I stopped feeling like an actor and started feeling like I was here to do this show,” he continued. “It was an unsettling space to be in. When it was going to end, I was wondering: Maybe I only exist in this show. What else is there? Am I an actor? I definitely had a lot of doubts when I was finishing Shameless.”