Eva Longoria Has Recalled The ‘Bullying’ She Experienced On Set Of Desperate Housewives
Eva Longoria has opened up about being bullied by a co-worker on set of Desperate Housewives.
Back in the early 2000’s, the ABC show was one of the biggest on telly, and had millions of fans around the world wanting to be a part of the women’s dramatic lives.
But it seems as if it wasn’t all an enjoyable experience to work on, with Eva, who played glamour girl Gaby Solice, admitting that at times it was ‘torture’ for her to go to work – until one of her fellow housewives stepped in.
“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,” Eva revealed in a letter obtained by NBC News.
“Until one day, Felicity (Huffman – who played Lynette Scavo) told the bully ‘enough’ and it all stopped. Felicity could feel that I was riddled with anxiety even though I never complained or mentioned the abuse to anyone.”
Eva also spoke about a difficult time during the show, when every other cast member was nominated for a Golden Globe apart from her, and how Felicity was always someone she could turn to.
“I wasn’t devastated but the press made it a bigger deal than it was between the four of us actors and that did affect me a bit. Felicity came to my trailer and said, ‘It’s just a piece of metal, that and $1.50 will get you a bus ticket.’
“She then proceeded to tell me how talented I was an dhow I never needed an award to know that.
“Her humour always made things better, but it was her heart and intentions to make sure I was always OK that I remember the most.
“I don’t know why she always felt like she had to protect me. Maybe because I was the youngest on the cast or naive about the industry, whatever it was, I am forever grateful.
“I know I would not have survived those 10 years if it wasn’t for the friendship of Felicity.”
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