LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 20: Jeremy Allen White attends FX's "The Bear" Los Angeles Premiere at Goya Studios on June 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/WireImage)
TV - Movies
The Shameless
Scene That Made
Jeremy Allen
White Very


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During its 11-season run on Showtime, “Shameless” pushed the boundaries of decency — no topic was off limits, no scenario too taboo. Jeremy Allen White in a SiriusXM interview admitted that his most uncomfortable moment on the show happened in Season 3, when his character gets enlisted to seduce a local teacher some believed to be a serial sexual child abuser.
The scene itself was no doubt difficult enough for the actor, but it seems the preparation required for the moment was just as nerve-racking. In White's own words, he regularly went above and beyond to impress his "Shameless" bosses, telling SiriusXM, "Whatever they wrote in the beginning, I had nothing to say about it and just did it."
That included his troubling seduction scene, which the actor embarrassingly admitted required an unexpected bit of grooming: "I had to Nair my pubic region in order to shoot a scene with fake hair to make it look like she was shaving me." Yes, that cringe-worthy scene is as uncomfortable to watch as it clearly was to shoot.