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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Jamie on

I don’t understand why people are saying that all the DH characters are being portrayed as being frumpy and “letting themselves go” obviously a lot of you do not watch the show. Bri is a mother and she has not “let herself go” in any way and neither have Katherine or Susan. I don’t think the show is portraying all housewives as being frumpy and letting themselves go, but lets be real…a lot of new mothers do (look at how Lynette was portrayed in the beginning of the series).

Also…it is just a T.V. show. I don’t think it’s supposed to be an accurate reflection of housewives, more like the extremes.

SoNotHollywood on

This is what is wrong with society today. FULLER FIGURE MY ARSE! I do prefer her with longer hair.
I can relate only to Kim Kardashian (as far as body size, not the “tape”). I think she’s a good size. Most might not think so but I’d rather be bigger in areas but happy, than skinny, always trying to please others and chewing at the bit for freaking piece of lettuce.

catrinaluedtke on

She had hair extensions!

Corinna on

I hate it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jonathan Bodack on

Eva’s new hair looks good, and it’s great that all of these changes were used for her to portray her character five years into the future, etc.

Julian L on

She should stop stuffing her beaver toothed face with food

GC on

Fortunately for her, people are naive enough to buy that line. She is not perfect, although she likes to act like she is. I was stunned by the pictures on the yacht, her abdomen and her backside had a lot of cellulite. I was stunned because from the way she acts, you would’nt expect those imperfections. Wait a second… maybe she is a good actress.

AuRevoir on

Well I think it’s crazy talking about her “being no more in shape”! She’s perfect! I do NOT understand at all people discussing about her getting fat.
Maybe her belly is not the most tonified EVER but she’s gorgerous. I would cut an arm to be like her :)

Brandi on

So basically, if I cut my hair, that means I have “let myself go”. Come on, get a grip. Your hair doesn’t decide this people! Geez, let’s make everyone think that cutting their hair is a horrible idea! It’s bad enough we have girls thinking that they have to be skinny to be accepted. Do we really need to start something like this on top of it??

Judith on

I think she looks pretty either way. I saw her in that bikini. It looks like a “baby bump” to me. I am also a “mom of 4.” We mothers know!!!

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