Emmy Rossum on Going Gluten-Free: ‘I Don’t Think It’s Cool, the Chefs Were Definitely Terrified’ (Video)

“Shameless” star and “Top Chef” guest judge opens up on her medically-obligatory diet in the latest episode of TheWrap’s “Drinking With the Stars”

Last Updated: December 5, 2014 @ 3:13 PM

There is no rest for Emmy Rossum.

The Showtime star — who has been busy during her hiatus from “Shameless,” with three films coming out in the final quarter of 2014 — sat down with TheWrap‘s party columnist Mikey Glazer for the latest episode of “Drinking with the Stars” to dish on the upcoming roles and reveal how her gluten-free diet was a curveball for the “Top Chef” contestants.

“Comet,” her “acid trip love story” as she calls it, opens Dec. 5. Rossum’s real-life boyfriend Sam Esmail wrote and directed the comedy drama co-starring Justin Long — and if it is a fraction as good as the trailer, it’s a weekend best bet.

In between all the feature work (she also starred in the ALS tear-fest “You’re Not You” with Hilary Swank), Rossum recently appeared as a guest judge on two long-running, highly-acclaimed reality competition shows, “Project Runway” and “Top Chef.”

In the latter, producers billed her last minute request for a gluten-free meal as a curveball, a test for the chefs coming from a high profile and discerning eater.

At Glazer’s suggestion that with a 15 year track record, she’s been gluten-free since before it was cool, Rossum set the record straight.

“I still don’t think it’s cool,” the actress clarified. “I’m allergic to gluten. I have a mild celiac [disease], so I don’t think it’s cool. The chefs were definitely terrified.”

To hear what was cool about dining with Bravo hosts Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, and working with Long in “Comet,” click through to the video at the top.

Interactive photography captured by Michael Kovac with a Lytro Illum.