Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 19 April 2015

Macy: Women love my Shameless role

William H Macy plays Frank Gallagher in Shameless
William H Macy plays Frank Gallagher in Shameless

William H Macy has earned critical acclaim for playing nerdy asexual characters in films such as Fargo and Magnolia, but he says his role as a conniving deadbeat dad on the US version of Shameless is turning him into a sex symbol.

In a recent interview, Macy says he was hit on by "two seriously good-looking women" while filming in Chicago.

He was so surprised that he turned around to see if their attention was meant for someone else.

He says he couldn't wait to tell his wife, Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman.

Macy thinks the appeal is partly his longer hair. But, he says, his character in the Showtime production is a "rascal" who's quite sexual.

The actor plays Frank Gallagher in Shameless, the patriarch role taken by David Threlfall in the UK original.

Macy says he's "always felt like Tom Cruise" but looks like Howdy Doody. He says he loves the attention.

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