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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Courtney on

I thought she had gained some weight…I thought she was pregnant!
Guess not!
I know some people are confused by the whole thing, but I think it will just make it all the more interesting!

Shel on

TO BETTY (page 4): Thank you for your comment! While reading the previous postings, I was going to post what you did. But after seeing your comment, now I don’t have to. =) Finally, someone who understands the “letting herself go” concept for Gabby. You explained it perfectly! Thank you for having some sense. You must be a true DH fan like me.

Shel on

TO MARI (page 5): Eva already has an ass. That is much of what, I believe, makes her sexy. She is tiny and thin…but curvy, at the same time. It seems that is also the reason that many men think she is sexy. She is thin, but curvy – the best of both worlds.

Nannette on

What. EVER. I was so deeply offended by this that I simply had to comment. I’m sorry, but when exactly did cutting your hair into an adorable bob translate into letting yourself go?! If this is “letting yourself go” then sign me up. Sheesh.

I am disgusted with the media and the constant barrage of lies regarding the standards women are supposed to hold themselves to. Absolutely. Disgusted.

Shel on

TO THOSE OF YOU RIPPING ON LICARRA FOR SAYING THAT SHE IMMEDIATELY NOTICED EVA’s WEIGHT GAIN: Give Licarra a break! She simply said that she noticed Eva’s weight gain. She didn’t say that Eva looked fat or large or flabby. She simply said that she noticed. Which makes perfect sense. A 10-lb weight gain is not as noticeable on someone who weighs 140 lbs, but a 10-lb weight gain is definitely more noticeable on someone as tiny and thin as Eva.

Deb on

Shes pregnant – it is so apparent!

TTM on

Hasn’t she heard of wigs and fatsuits? Her body was perfect before and it’s a shame she has added weight. It won’t be as fun to see her at the awards shows since clothes won’t look as good on a large frame. Her face is still flawless. I like the long hair and small figure much better.

SR on

Since when is sporting a short bob a sign that you are letting yourself go? She cut her hair because her friends Katie and Posh did.

Shel on

TO VICTORIA C (page 9): Do you get some sort of thrill from predicting divorces?? Yes, many celebrity marriages do end in divorce….but guess what! So, do a lot of non-celebrity marriages (unfortunately). But for you to actually be bragging about your accuracy in predicting celebrity divorces sounds kinda sad to me.

TDog on

I hope she’s pregnant otherwise there’s no excuse for that frumpy dress when you make as much money as this couple! Poor Tony got the “Bait and Switch” when he married formerly hot Eva.

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