William H. Macy Is All In With Emmy Rossum's Pay Demands

Yet the salary stand-off was threatening to become as fractious as the chaotic relations onscreen between the Gallagher family in Shameless, which is one of the jewel's in Showtime's crown along with The Affair and Homeland.

Producers WBTV and Showtime did not immediately return THR's request for comment on her contract status or the show's official renewal, which Rossum indicated in her tweet.

We caught up with the "Shameless" star Monday at The Grove where we ask him about Emmy's contract dispute demanding equal pay.

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In Season 1, it made sense for Macy to be paid more than a cast of relative unknowns. Even Macy had nothing but respect for Rossum standing strong during her pay negotiations.

Macy told TMZ he approved of Rossum's demands, saying "It's about f*cking time, don't you think?"

While Macy began the series as the show's most high profile star, Rossum, who starred in all 84 episodes, quickly received critical recognition, nabbing three Critic Choice Awards nods for her role. Yes, Macy came into the show with more experience, but Rossum emerged as the clear lead in a show that is at the center of Showtime's lineup way back in Season 2.

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"She works as hard as I do, she deserves everything."

As it stands, it appears that Rossum isn't preparing to back out anytime soon. While the network could either offer her a raise or choose to cancel the series, according to Variety, they do not plan to continue the series without her and are confident they will reach a "satisfactory" conclusion. Jennifer Lawrence, Robin Wright, and Meryl Streep are just a few of the women who have spoken out about the pay gap in Hollywood.

Macy is adamant Emmy Rossum deserves everything she's asking for.in fact, he says it's about f****** time.

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