The beginning of the end for Desperate Housewives officially began today in Pasadena, as the five female stars — and three of their men — met with the nation’s critics for the last time.
No one gave up many set secrets; in fact, it took Teri Hatcher (Susan) at least 30 minutes before she chimed in on the conversation. But then, it turned out to be rather hard to reflect on a series that is still on the air.
“It’s like having the funeral before you die!” exclaimed Felicity Huffman (Lynette), who was joined on the panel by creator Marc Cherry, executive producer Bob Daily, Marcia Cross (Bree), Eva Longoria (Gabriel), James Denton (Mike), Vanessa Williams (Renee), Ricardo Antonio Chavira (Carlos), Doug Savant (Tom), and Hatcher.
It was easier for Cherry. “People ask me if it’s bittersweet. No, it’s sweet. There is no such thing as a job that goes on forever. I was so f—ed. I was $100,000 in debt to my mother, I went three years without an interview. No one thought I was anything. I write this script, and all hell broke loose. I knew it was going to be a roller coaster. I’m smart enough, humane enough to know it’s all good. Even the bad stuff was good. Even the days when I was exhausted. It was fantastic. We are grateful.” READ FULL STORY