An iconic gay character is now leaving our tv screens.
Actor Cameron Monaghan, most known for playing Ian Gallagher in the Showtime series Shameless and giving us many suggestive scenes like the recent Sauna scene, announced on Instagram that he would soon be leaving the show.
Monoghan has been working on the series for around a decade and he says he has many fond memories on set and of the character. That said, the actor feels it’s time to move on.
“I was the tender age of fifteen when we shot the pilot, and I came of age in so many ways, both legally and personally. I was very lucky to mature and grow with this show.
“Experiencing so many firsts, maturing as an actor, a professional, and a human. In the process gaining friends, family, and the best coworkers a very lucky actor could ask for, and for this I can be nothing but gracious. All good things come to an end.
“An old cliche, but one that rings true with a sincerity and clarity especially in moments like these. Everything ends. The next episode will be my last.”
“I have known since last year, but I didn’t want to give it away too early as I wanted this season to be a surprise for the audience, allowing them to experience Ian’s unsure journey with his character.”
“This role has been a joy to inhabit, a wild and special ride, and I’d like to thank #Shameless as well as you, the viewers, for being there with him. Goodbye, Ian Clayton Gallagher. We’ll meet again?”
The past season saw Ian Gallagher become a religious figure who got in trouble with the law and is now facing 15 years in prison. Will the show leave the character in prison never to be seen again (which is a fairly easy way to write him off) or will something else happen?
We’ll have to see as the final episode with Ian Gallagher will air on October 14.