Eva Longoria Says the ‘Desperate Housewives’ Costume Designer Made Her Feel Better When She Gained Weight

by Jeremy Spirogis
Eva Longoria

Desperate Housewives was a phenomenon on ABC from 2004 – 2012. Five of the unique stars of the present obtained collectively for a video chat on April 12 for Stars In the House. Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, Brenda Strong, Dana Delany and Vanessa Williams discussed the eight seasons of Desperate Housewives to boost cash for The Actors Fund.

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Longoria addressed the fifth season of Desperate Housewives which skipped forward 5 years. The time soar affected all of the characters, however Longoria felt it personally as a result of she occurred to achieve weight between seasons four and 5. Watch the total interview beneath or at StarsintheHouse.com.

Eva Longoria says ‘Desperate Housewives’ was a troublesome act for even ‘Desperate Housewives’ to comply with

Longoria recalled the pressures that led to the season 5 time soar. They date again all the way in which to season 2.

“The show had so much pressure to be as amazing as season 1,” Longoria mentioned. “I remember being on the red carpet at the DVD release of season 2 which we still won a Golden Globe for. It was still a hit show but people criticized season 2. I remember this reporter going, ‘What do you think about season 2 being not as good as season 1?’ And I’d go, ‘Oh, I actually liked season 2.’”

Every reporter had the identical query. It overwhelmged Longoria.

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L-R: Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross | Ron Tom/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

“Then I’d go to another reporter and they’d go, ‘What do you think about season 1 not being as good as season 2?’” Longoria mentioned. “And I’d go, ‘I actually liked season 2.’ By the third reporter, I was in tears. I’m like, ‘You guys are being so mean.’”

‘Desperate Housewives’ creator Marc Cherry jumped forward 5 years to reset the present

Longoria mentioned Cherry was already planning on the time soar so as to add to the drama of Desperate Housewives. She felt it luckily coincided together with her bodily modifications.

“I remember this five year jump was kind of Marc being under the pressure, ‘I’ve got to reset, I’ve got to shake things up,” Longoria mentioned. “I had short hair and gained weight. It was a necessity.”

Delaney added that 5 years allowed the younger characters to catch again up with the actors who performed them. It additionally gave Gabrielle (Longoria) toddlers.

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Eva Longoria with Madison De La Garza and Daniella Baltodano | Ron Tom/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

“Also the kids had all gotten older and I think they wanted to have the kids jump five years,” Delany mentioned. “That was an opportunity there.”

Eva Longoria remembers when Gabrielle’s wardrobe didn’t match

Gabrielle typically wore revealing outfits on Desperate Housewives. By season 5, Longoria remembers necessitating wardrobe modifications.

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Eva Longoria | Ron Tom/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

“I had gained, in life, weight,” Longoria mentioned. “So I was like, ‘I can’t lose all of this by the time we start shooting.’ It’s so funny because Cate Adair who was our fabulous costume designer and English, I came back in for a fitting for season 5. She pulled all these clothes based on my normal size and nothing would zip up by like this much.”

Cate Adair was gracious with Eva Longoria

Adair by no means made Longoria really feel self-conscious concerning the wardrobe, though Longoria couldn’t assist feeling that means herself. She appreciated Adair’s compassion and professionalism although.

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“So she kept going, ‘Oh, okay, we’re just going to try something else. Hold on one second,’” Longoria mentioned. “She’d get another dress and she goes, ‘Oh dear, okay. Well, we’re just going to go…’ She was so polite about it and I’d go, ‘Cate, I know, I know.’”

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