Ten years on the same job is a long time—just ask Jeremy Allen White

The actor, who played Philip “Lip” Gallagher on all 11 seasons of Showtime’sShameless, which ran from 2001 to 2011, now admits that the experience took a toll on him. 

“I love” ShamelessIt was so wonderful. He said, “I love everyone that was part of it. It was an incredible experience.” GQJuly 11. July 11.

White admitted that, aside from the show’s demanding schedule, he had existential crises over his position in the industry.

“There was a point where I felt less like an actor, and more like I was here just to do the show,” he explained. It was a difficult headspace to exist in. It was about to come to an end and I began questioning if I really exist. Are there other possibilities? Are you an actor? When I finished my thesis, there was a lot I didn’t know.Shameless.”