Eva's Desperation for a Job
May 5, 2005
with her gardener, ditched her mother-in-law on a shopping
trip and even found time to throw her husband a going-to-prison
party, but what was "Desperate Housewife"
Eva Longoria's favorite moment of the year?
"Right now, meeting you," Eva said to our
After gracing dozens of magazine covers and scores of
red carpet arrivals, we're pretty sure she's kidding,
but Eva told "Extra" that it was actually
that wit and a little honesty that helped her convince
series creator Marc Cherry to give her the "Desperate"
"I was out last year auditioning on every pilot
trying to get a show," Longoria recalled. "I
was out there pounding the pavement, and when I auditioned
for 'Desperate Housewives' it was like my fourth audition
of the day. And Marc Cherry always makes fun of me because
when I walked in he said, 'What did you think of the
script?' And I said, 'Oh, I don't know, I just read
my parts,' and he goes, 'That's so Gabrielle.'"
Luckily for us, Eva now reads all of the scripts and
actually came ready to reveal a few secrets.
So who's the father of her baby? "It's actually
in the season finale," she revealed. "And
you actually don't know; we shot two different endings.
It could be Ricardo's, it could be Jesse's. But I don't
know, Marc Cherry won't tell me anything because he
knows that I'm a leaker."
So will there be a clash between John and Carols? "Yes,
in a big way," she said.
What about the Mary Alice mystery -- are we going to
find out why she killed herself? "Yes, season finale,"
Eva assured us.
Meanwhile, season one may be finished, but Eva's schedule
hasn't slowed down. She's launching a big-screen career
alongside Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland in a
new thriller called "The Sentinel," and she
is starring in a new ad campaign for L'Oreal.