The goodbye girls
It is time for these four familiar faces to bid Wisteria Lane farewell, write Darren Devlyn and Colin Vickery
We are so spoiled. Not a moment goes by that I’mnot aware of all of these people that work so collectively hard to make the whole thing run smoothly. I’mso fortunate that maybe 10 or 12 people and their families . . . we’ve actually started this annual camping trip. We go out, camp and we fish, and just hang out. We’re just family now, so I imagine we’ll be doing that in 10 years. It’s been so great. I (as Susan) was hooked on drugs. I was in rehab. Probably the most fun moment I’ll never forget was our second episode. Remember, this is a very new family (on set). Weare up there on Wisteria Lane on the top of Universal. There’s a wardrobe girl, Susan, and it’s six in the morning. I say, Hi Susan, nice to meet you, I’mteri’, and she says, Can we please take some gaffer tape and cover your nipples and your crotch?’ I walk to the set, in a robe, and it was going to be six hours of shooting this (nude scene) from every angle. So I just took off my robe in front of the 60 crew and I was like, Everyone take a good look’ and then we just moved on. It was so bonding.’’
AFTER eight seasons, the show that made suburbia sexy again is signing off. It has been not just a huge international success story, but Desperate Housewives also applied the career jumper leads to Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Nicollette Sheridan and helped redefine the TV drama landscape.
Suddenly, mature-age women were considered viable in Hollywood again.
Few probably realise, however,
that Housewives had such dark beginnings. Creator and writer Marc Cherry came up with the concept for the show while watching the trial coverage of Andrea Yates, a depressed mother from Texas who drowned her five children in the bathtub.
Here, the key cast members share some professional and private memories from their time on the show. Desperate Housewives, final episode, Channel 7, Thursday, 10pm
It is time to move on from TV’S Wisteria Lane.