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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Bella on

I noticed she gained a little weight and I thought she looked BETTER! Keep it!

Peggy on

I like how short hair and a few extra pounds is associated with being a mom and “letting yourself go”. I’m assuming this article was written by a man.

Ange on

OMG Why would she cut her hair? It was so pretty. Couldn’t she just go with the non-combed look or even curlers. Such a shame.

DB on

She looks quite pudgy– I think this is all a bunch of BS– she just gained weight cuz she probably isnt taking care of herself. She is still pretty but you cant be pudgy when you’re in Hollywood. Sorry– I know a lot of people wouldnt agree with me, but I think she looked better before.

Heather on

So, in order to seem like she is reflection a Real housewife, she has gained weight an cut her hair, seeming to let herself go? Is that what people think happens to REAL housewives??? So sad.

Holly on

People wonder why some many people including stars have eating disorders. She is still very tiny. Reporters like to make it seem that 10lbs is a major thing. And the hair is hers to do what she wants. Geez!
A note to any young girls that might be reading this-Most Men do not like skinny. Men think women as skinny as Angelina, Lindsey, Eva, Brittney Murphy, Paris Hilton, etc are to skinny. They dont like it, that dont want to look at it. Be happy with yourself and dont become a skeleton.

Michelle on

So…..unless someone weighs 95 pounds and has long, luxurious hair, their NOT sexy? Give me a break. This world is so shallow. Her hair looks great. Change is good.

Shannon on

You noticed immediately that she had gained weight? Perhaps I don’t stalk the stars enough, but she hardly looks flabby. This kind of thinking is exactly what is wrong with our society. Obsessed with weight. She looks fine, which is good, b/c her stardom can be attributed to her beauty. This is Desperate Housewives. Not exactly the pinnacle of great acting. If we had higher or ANY standards of finding talented actors, rather than just the most beautiful people, nobody would even know who most of these actors/actresses are.

Diana on

For reals?? Oh, just announce the pregnancy already!!!

Tian on

Great. This is what society’s dictatorship on women’s bodies has come down to: A few pounds (barely that) more on a size 2 actress and everybody yells “She’s letting herself go!” When will we finally stop obsessing over the female body.
I am a size 14 (UK/size 10US) actress and can only laugh at the “Method Acting” thrown in there. Actresses are not required to act in Hollywood, they are required to lose weight or don a fatsuit as directed.

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