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Eva Longoria Addresses Long-Standing Rumors of ‘Desperate Housewives’ Feud

The hit TV series Desperate Housewives may have wrapped up more than a decade ago, but fans are still curious about the on-set drama that was rumored to be taking place when the cameras weren’t rolling. According to Eva Longoria, one of the stars of the show, the idea that she and her co-stars, including Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Brenda Strong, and Nicollette Sheridan, didn’t get along in real life, wasn’t true.

“They all had such a better handle on fame, on that narrative,” Longoria said during a recent appearance on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast. “I’m like, ‘[People] are saying we’re fighting.’ They’re like, ‘Well, that’s just a narrative they do on women because we’re over 40 on a television show.’ And I was like, ‘Yeahhh.’ I wasn’t even that smart to understand that.”

Longoria added that everyone in the cast was aware of the rumors but worked inside a “bubble,” which didn’t allow them to spend too much time worrying about the things that were being said away from their space.

“We could never come up for air, to really get outside of ourselves,” Longoria said. “We were only on this set… But I remember that noise being outside of us.”

She added: “So all that stuff of, ‘We’re fighting,’ even like, ‘No. 1 show, You’re amazing.’ Good and bad, [it] didn’t penetrate because we were working, and I was exhausted.”

During the podcast, Longoria even brought up the time in 2005 when she hosted Saturday Night Live and spoofed the rumors that the actresses weren’t getting along. In the skit, Longoria played Hatcher and SNL cast member Rachel Dratch played Longoria. Both women attempt to steal the spotlight from each other during a photo shoot.

“It was a thing, it was a big thing,” she said. “If it made a skit on SNL, then you know you were in pop culture.”