Marc Cherry Has Some Desperate Housewives Blind Items for You


At a panel for showrunners put on by the Producers Guild this past weekend, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry dished about dealing with his four leading ladies, though he slyly withheld their names while dissecting their personalities. One of them, he said, has no comedic timing whatsoever and relies on him to suggest a pregnant pause here or an eyebrow raise there; another actress "just wants to look pretty and go home"; a third is only satisfied if she gets one big dramatic scene per episode, and the last demands that each script make perfect sense. Which traits correspond to Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, and Felicity Huffman? Consider this your very own Desperate Housewives mystery to solve, only without the cutesy voice-over. [Thompson on Hollywood/Indiewire]