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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Julian L on

She looks like crap now, go on a diet Eva

Betty on

To Shel: I’m glad that I’m not the only one who interpreted “letting herself go” in that way :). I am indeed a huge fan of the show, and can’t wait for next season to start.

stephanie on

I think she looks great. That look is totally her. You go Girl

lorna on

she looks great i love her hair its nice when people make changes for them selfs

Lin on

I agree with tania23 her long hair was hair extensions.
I think she looks better with a little more weight she doesn’t look like the stereotyped housewife.
She looks good to me,classier with short hair.

Jill on

Doesn’t marriage = weight gain?? It did for me!!

Mary on

Here’s a news flash people: weight gain does NOT equate to pregnancy!

I normally weigh around 110 lbs. I am blessed with a high metabolism, I eat what I want (including lots of carbs), and I exercise 5 times a week.

When I experience weight gain, it’s always less than 5 lbs. However, most of it goes to my stomach, so it sticks out, giving me the appearance that I am “expecting” something. But that doesn’t mean that I am pregnant!

How stupid do you people have to be? Yeesh.

Marilyn on

Obviously Desperate Housewifes is desperate for ratings. How hokey, take your most visible actress, cut off her hair, the same hair that is the object of hair product ads and have her gain weight? That’s what an overworked mother is supposed to look like? I’m not a mother, but even I find that insulting. And yes, by Hollywood’s standards, she’s pudgey, sorry.

ashley on

i think shes beautiful as always! and you can see the weight gain in her shoulders . but shes still gorgeous and i love the new hair. eveything new always looks weird at first. but just wait until she gets all glamed up and has it stlyed, then everyone will want their hair like hers. go eva!!!

ashley on

you know what? all of you guys talking about how skinny she is needs to take a look and see if their truly happy with themselves. im not skinny but im not fat. i have curves but that works for me. eva’s what 5’5? how much do you want her to weigh at that height? shes in shape and happy with her self. leave her alone

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