Eva's New Look: All About Being One of the "Housewives"

07/16/2008 at 05:00 AM ET


The new hair cut, the slightly fuller figure. Eva Longoria Parker is citing her Desperate Housewives character needs as the reason for her new look. According to her personal rep, Eva is reflecting a change in her on-screen character Gabrielle — who goes from her usual sex kitten to an over-worked housewife with kids in season five. “She’s making herself look like that as her character has let herself go. Gabrielle has gained weight and cut her hair,” Liza Anderson tells PEOPLE of Longoria Parker’s character. “She’s a worn out mother with two kids.” Longoria Parker was pictured on a European vacation — notably on a yacht off the coast of Italty — looking minutely larger than normal, prompting the usual rounds of pregnancy rumors. Anderson chalked this slight gain to Gabrielle’s woes. “And even that was not enough. She’s also wearing butt pads and a stomach pad to play the part.” And did Longoria Parker enjoy the method-eating? “This is a lot of fun,” says Anderson, “but as an actress.”

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Krystal on

Thank God that she didn’t cut the hair because she actually likes it that way!!! Her hair was soooo beautiful and now she looks so different. Not to mention the dress……what was she thinking? I still love her though!

lily on

Eva is already too skinny, I don’t see the weight gain.
I am large so I know what a large person looks like and it’s not EVA.

cherfer on

“Let herself go?” She probably weighs 125 lbs. The horror!

christa on

Hey I am a real “desperate houswife” with three kids. I think Eva looks great even with the short hair and a few extra pounds. I would switch places with her in a New York minute!! I have to admire actresses that are not so hung up on the way that they look that they would “ugly up” for a role.

Rachel on

OMG! she looks like a good breeze will blow her over…weight gain my foot.I love how most of american housewives have “let themself go”.Hair is cute though.

Hank on

She still looks great and I really like the hair!

Licarra on

Are all of you serious? I noticed immediately she gained weight. The photo of her on the yacht…it showed….still beautiful…not liking the hair though….Sorry to be so sinical. she really is great!

Staci on

She doesn’t weigh close to 125, more like 105. I’ve seen her. If you really look at the pictures, she just doesn’t do ab exercises and is a bit flabby there.

Meg on

cynical. don’t you people have a dictionary?

emily on

so to look like a mother of 3 you have to “let yourself go” and cut your hair & gain weight?!?!? i find that insulting. she looks amazing, as do most “real” mothers that i know!

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