Emmy Rossum Plays L.A. Icon in ‘Angelyne’


| LAST UPDATE 05/27/2022

By Abby Wall
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Before reality T.V. and way before social media, there was Angelyne, the billboard queen. Angelyne became an instant L.A. icon, so no wonder Emmy Rossum wanted to develop a series based on her life! Everyone wanted to know who Angelyne was, where she came from, and why her face was plastered all over the city - but regardless of the "why," people just needed her. So who is the real Angelyne? Well, it depends on who you ask, according to Ms. Rossum...

Best known for her role as Fiona Gallagher in Shameless, Emmy underwent a complete and total transformation in her role as Angelyne for Peakcock's five-part limited series, Angelyne. The star and executive producer has had this project in the works for four years - and we can see her heart and soul are thrown into this passion project! The original announcement of the series came two years ago, and now that it is finally here, fans are thrilled to see Rossum playing the mysterious Angelyne, driving around Los Angeles in that pink Corvette.

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Rossum completely transforms into Angelyne, from her appearance to her voice, mannerisms, and overall attitude; she embodies the iconic L.A. figure, and it's unbelievable to watch. "I'm something that you have to experience," Emmy Rossum says when explaining who Angelyne is. "I'm whatever you want me to be," she added. In an interview with A.V. Club, Rossum explained that Angelyne is "such an unconventional figure." After years and years of people trying to define her, it's nearly impossible due to "her insistence on preserving the mystery and enigma" alive.

The five-part series, available on Peacock, jumps through different pivotal years in the blonde bombshell's life while exploring her relationships with different characters in her life - from her boyfriend to her fan-club leader and filmmaker. According to Rossum, Angelyne herself gave the team the green light to create the series, which we love to hear. With that being said, there is only one Angelyne, and Rossum developed this series as a "love letter and tribute" to her. So make sure to catch Rossum playing the L.A. legend we all know and love!

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