Eva's Desperation for a Job
May 5, 2005

She slept 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 Mark McGrath.

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" role.

"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.

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