The stars of “Desperate Housewives” did not always get along.
Eva Longoria recently penned a letter in defence of co-star Felicity Huffman regarding the college admissions scandal. Longoria told a story of how Huffman defended her from a bully on the “Desperate Housewives” set.
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Series creator Marc Cherry acknowledged there was one actress on the show who was problematic. “Everyone tried their darndest to get along with this woman over the course of the show,” Cherry wrote in a letter acquired by Us Weekly. “It was impossible.
“Things went from bad to worse. Felicity still insisted on saying ‘Good morning’ to this actress, even though she knew she wouldn’t get a response.”
“I found out about this and asked Felicity about it,” Cherry shared. “She smiled and said, ‘Just because that woman’s determined to be rude, doesn’t mean she can keep me from being polite.’”
Longoria wrote in her letter: “There was a time I was being bullied at work by a co-worker. I dreaded the days I had to work with that person because it was pure torture. Until one day, Felicity told the bully ‘enough’ and it all stopped.”
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“Felicity could feel that I was riddled with anxiety even though I never complained or mentioned the abuse to anyone,” Longoria added. “To a young, naive, Mexican girl who felt like I didn’t belong, those gestures meant the world to me.”
Cherry was one of 27 individuals who wrote a letter to the judge in Huffman’s case.