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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jazzy g on

i think she ‘s covering up somethng else! you know how you don’t want ot talk about it until you’re futher along!

Leticia on

Who says that you have to be fat and have two kids to be an over-worked housewife or mother. I’ve seen skinny women with only one child who look worse.

Jasmine on

Weight gain!?!?! Where?? We wonder why children are worried about their weight at and early age.

ssckatt on

I don’t care what the excuses are for her “new look”, she has been slowly changing in the past year for the worst and there have been all kinds of excuses, like “oh I am cooking and eating during the writer’s strike, that’s why I have gained a few pounds”. Yes, she is getting to naturally be like her screen character, a mom who has let herself go, only hers is happening without trying or doing any thing intentionally, so they are changing her part to fit her in. Eva is going to be a burned out has been after this season. What is next? I don’t believe a word of it. And I still think we will see the pregnancy coming on also, they had to change her character’s physique to adjust to hide her bump during filming, then the real story will come out. No Eva we don’t want to see you pregnant, gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alice on

Eva looks fantastic. She’s clearly growing up-and is a great role model.

Cannot wait for next season of the show. Eva is a great movie actress also.

Jade on

Eva looks fabulous no matter what she is wearing.
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M on

Lighten up Meg. If a person can’t spell “cynical” , how will a dictionary help them?

sf girl on

enough about the weight and hair, although she is not looking great to me. what about the body language between her and tony — not good at all…

Julie on

Are you kidding me?!?!? What planet are these producers from that they feel a housewife with kids equates letting yourself go??!!

Butt pads? Give me strength! You could bounce a quarter off my heiny, and it got this way from housework and chasing said kids around!

RI on

I think she doesn’t look half bad. Ok the hair i don’t like that much but who says that tv stars can’t put on some weight. People who say that people in Hollywood can’t be pudgy that’s wrong. People come in all differant sizes and they are all special. Good For You Eva Longoria !

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