So far, so good.
‘‘I love ‘Shameless’ so much!’’ he says. ‘‘You get big stuff to do in scenes that are tough to do, with volumes of dialogue and a character who talks fast. You have to know your part inside and out. It really tests you as an actor, every single week. And I'm a better actor for it. I wish I'd done this earlier in my career.’’
He mentions the book ‘‘The Outliers,’’ in which author Malcolm Gladwell advances the theory that if you practice something — anything — for 10,000 hours, you reach a key threshold of expertise. According to Gladwell, people recognized as experts have logged that length of service.
Count Macy, thanks to ‘‘Shameless.’’
‘‘It’s my 10,000 hours,’’ he says. And he’s hoping for thousands more.
EDITOR'S NOTE — Frazier Moore is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. He can be reached at fmoore(at)ap.org and at http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier