Emmy Rossum, known for her role in the TV series “Shameless,” is set to star in the upcoming Apple TV+ drama “The Crowded Room.” The series is based on the true story of Billy Milligan, a man with multiple personality disorder who was accused of rape and robbery. The show is expected to be a dark and intense portrayal of Milligan’s life, but Rossum found a way to escape the heavy plot.
In an interview with Yahoo News, Rossum revealed that she found solace in the lighter moments of the show. “There are some moments of levity in the show that I think are really important,” she said. “It’s not all just darkness and heaviness.”
Rossum also spoke about her experience working with co-star Tom Holland, who plays Milligan in the series. “Tom is such a talented actor,” she said. “He’s so committed to the role and to telling this story in the most authentic way possible.”
“The Crowded Room” is a seasonal anthology series, with each season focusing on a different true crime story. The first season will consist of ten episodes and is set to premiere on Apple TV+ later this year.
In a first look at the show, Rossum, Holland, and co-star Amanda Seyfried are seen in muted tones, reflecting the serious and somber tone of the show. The series is written and executive produced by Akiva Goldsman, who is known for his work on “A Beautiful Mind” and “I Am Legend.”
Rossum’s role in the series has not been revealed, but in an interview with ET Canada, she hinted that she plays Holland’s mother. “It’s a really interesting dynamic,” she said. “It’s a really interesting relationship.”
Rossum’s addition to the cast was announced in a video by The Hollywood Reporter, which also revealed that Seyfried would be joining the show. The video shows the three actors sitting together, discussing the show and their roles.
“The Crowded Room” is a departure from Rossum’s previous work, but she seems excited to take on the challenge. “It’s a really interesting story,” she said in the Yahoo News interview. “It’s a really interesting character.”
As fans eagerly await the premiere of “The Crowded Room,” it’s clear that Rossum is a talented and versatile actress who is sure to bring depth and nuance to her role. With a strong cast and a compelling story, the series is poised to be a hit on Apple TV+.