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William H. Macy is 'really proud' of “Shameless” son Jeremy Allen White, but tells him 'put your pants on'

“He’s on billboards in his underwear,” the "Fargo" star remarked.

William H. Macy has some fatherly advice for his former on-screen son Jeremy Allen White.

The Magnolia actor spoke with Entertainment Tonight about the Iron Claw star, who played his son on Shameless for 11 seasons between 2011 and 2021. "He's got a huge career. I'm really proud of him," Macy told the outlet. "I'm such a fan of The Bear, and now he's on billboards in his underwear."

<p>Showtime/Sterling/Wbtv/Kobal/Shutterstock </p> Jeremy Allen White and William H. Macy on 'Shameless'

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Jeremy Allen White and William H. Macy on 'Shameless'

Macy joked that he’d given White a talking-to about his buzzy Calvin Klein ad campaign. "I had to speak to him about that. You know, as his father," Macy said, adding that he told his former costar to "put your pants on."

However, Macy also recognizes that this isn’t the first time White has been spotted with his trousers down. “Although... we did Shameless together, so he had his pants off a good amount [on that]," the actor said, referring to the Showtime series’ frequent on-screen nudity and explicit content.

White recently completed a clean sweep of this year’s TV awards season, winning an Emmy for his work on season 1 of The Bear and a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, and a Critics Choice Award for his performance on season 2 of the show. He also reunited with many of his Shameless costars on the picket line during the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Macy costars in Peter Farrelly’s R-rated comedy Ricky Stanicky alongside Zac Efron and John Cena. The film, which follows three friends who hire an Atlantic City performer to play their imaginary best friend to maintain a decades-long lie, hits Prime Video Thursday.

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