'Selfish' actress Eva Longoria Parker

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 October 2010
Eva Longoria Parker

Eva Longoria Parker

Eva Longoria Parker has admitted 'Desperate Housewives' creator Marc Cherry cast her in the drama because of her ''selfish'' approach to her audition

Eva Longoria Parker landed a role on 'Desperate Housewives' because she is "selfish."

The actress - who has played Gabrielle Solis on the comedy drama for seven seasons - explained she arrived for her audition with creator Marc Cherry without reading the entire script.

She said: "Marc Cherry asked me, 'What did you think of the script?' So I said, 'You know, I didn't read the script, I just read my parts and I think she's fantastic.' And he said he knew I was Gaby at that moment because that was the most selfish thing to say. That I only read my part. He goes, "Yep, there's our Gaby."

The actress - who shot to fame on US soap opera 'The Young and The Restless' - also revealed her mother was disappointed when she first got the role because couldn't understand why she would ever want to leave daytime TV.

She recalled to Tatler magazine: "You would have thought I was working with Al Pacino. They thought it was the best thing ever. I remember when I got 'Desperate Housewives', my mum was like, 'But it's not on during the day?' She was really upset about it. But I said. 'I think this is better Mum.' "

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