The good­bye girls

It is time for these four fa­mil­iar faces to bid Wis­te­ria Lane farewell, write Dar­ren Dev­lyn and Colin Vick­ery

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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.

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