"Faço parte dessa série há cerca de dez anos", disse o ator em comunicado. "Tinha apenas 15 anos de idade quando gravamos o piloto, e amadureci em várias formas - tanto legalmente quanto pessoalmente. Tive sorte de crescer com essa série, e no processo ganhei amigos, uma família, e colegas de trabalho que qualquer ator só podia sonhar. Todas as coisas acabam, é um clichê antigo - mas um sincero e com grande clareza em momentos assim. Tudo acaba."
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I have been a series regular on this show for roughly ten years. 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?
Monaghan participou de 103 dos 110 episódios de Shameless.