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’s a hippo

Cheryl on

As an REAL over-worked mother with 2 small kids, I am highly offended that the show/ Eva Longoria’s preception of motherhood is:
“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.”
There are PLENTY of us out there that are STILL fashionable, maintain our weight, and style our hair…. all while maintaining the household, taking care of kids, taking care of a husband, and working a full time job. They need to come into the 21st century!!

Offended on

This article is written by a jerk. Gaining weight in a marriage with kids is a sign of a responsible, overworked, caring mother and wife. Short hair has nothing to do with “letting yourself go.” I could go on and on, but this Hollywood numbskull writer wouldn’t get it.

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Monica on

Who really cares ?? She is such a camera hound . . . always looking for her next photo op. Why do you think she’s always hanging out with whoever happens to be the “it” girl at the time. She’s the worst and can’t act her way out of a paper bag !!

Victoria C on

I give this marriage 3 to 5 yrs tops. When it comes to celebrity marriages I’ve been right 99% of the time in predicting divorces.

amazed! on

I love how she immediately feels the need to explain herself. “It’s for a character..” So what if she did gain weight in real life?!! Shows how much she feels she owes to the world! She looks like a worn down housewife?!! I’m twenty two, and thin, this girl is like 105? And she let herself go? So if we cut our hair and gain NORMAL weight (’cause some of us in reality world want to look glowy and healthy!) we are worn out, fat, and ugly women?!!! This is absolutely the stupidest thing I’ve ever read!!!

anonymous on

Even with the slight weight gain, she’s still skinny as a rail and looks great!

Megan on

Eva is beautiful! She could wear a brown paper sack over her and she would still be Hott and able to pull the look off. Her hair looks amazing. Plus short hair is in right now

kiley on

So nice to know that Hollywood sees the typical housewife with kids being haggard, slightly overweight, and not caring much about their hairstyle…
While this is probably more accurate then having a woman who’s never had kids play a mother of three it’s still insulting. ..
A lot of housewives put a lot of time and energy into their appearance. I know at the soccer field and at daycare women are always sizing each other up.
I hope her publicist comments didn’t rub anyone else the wrong way. :)

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