As the star of one of the most watched (and most addictive) shows on TV, Longoria's popularity on the red carpet easily matched that of "Ocean's 12" stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon. With hundreds of fans screaming out her name, Eva Longoria was gracious enough to stop and chat with me briefly about the popularity of "Desperate Housewives" and her upcoming role in "Harsh Times," an independent film with Christian Bale ("Batman Begins").
INTERVIEW WITH EVA LONGORIA:
When you got the first script, did you have any idea Desperate Housewives would be as big as it is?
I knew it was different. I knew it was great, but no, I didnt. You dream about this but you dont really expect it.
How did it differ and stand out from other scripts and other projects youve been offered?
Well, the writing. The writing is amazing. I was the first one cast so it didnt even have a cast attached. It was just the writing itself. It stood out from any crime-drama that they were trying to make.
Being the first cast, did you look at the other characters and consider playing one of the other roles?
No. No, I really wanted to be Gabrielle. I didnt want to have kids (laughing).
You also just signed on for Harsh Times with Christian Bale, didnt you?
What grabbed you about that script?
Oh God, its so dark! Its an independent film and its really dark. Basically its a movie about what it would feel like to kill your best friend.
Are you the one that does the killing?
No. Its between Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez and Im basically the only adult in the movie because theyre two losers that just dont want to grow up, and they are forced to in the end.