Thursday, August 23, 2007
The fourth season of Desperate Housewives hasn't even started, but the set is already a war zone again- with the catty stars taking bets on how long Eva Longoria's marriage will last. The lead actresses on the show are battling over everything from story lines, to trailers to photo shoots, say sources. The atmosphere on the set is so toxic that cast members are making bets about whether Eva's TV marriage will outlast her off-screen wedding, reveals a series insider.
The cat claws are out like never before, and the actresses' inability to to get along is causing headaches for producers, writers and crew members. And the one joke that's keeping a smile on people's faces is at Eva's expense.
"When ABC needs a photo of the Housewives together- Eva, Teri, Marcia, Felicity and Nicolette- it's always a problem because they refuse to sit together for an extended period," divulged the insider.
"When the marketing department recently needed new pictures of the furious five, a photographer had to take their photos separately and put them together because the actresses refused to pose as a group."
Now there is another costly problem on the set. "Producers recently agreed to have a huge, new 53-foot makeup trailer built for the show, so each actress would have her own style chair and not have to share- but the Housewives boycotted it," said the insider.
"It was a total waste of money because the actresses refused to use a central styling center. Each star demanded that the hair and makeup people come to her own custom-made trailer."
To make matters even worse, producers often have to alter the scripts to keep the stars happy, said the insider.