Eva Longoria grateful to Devious Maids

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 October 2013
Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria is grateful to 'Desperate Housewives' creator Marc Cherry for giving Latino actors a voice in the industry in his new show 'Devious Maids'

Eva Longoria is grateful to 'Devious Maids' for putting Latinos on TV.

The 38-year-old actress - who was born in the US to Mexican American parents - acts as an Executive Producer on the TLC comedy-drama series alongside creator Marc Cherry, and she is pleased he is giving Latino stars a voice in the industry.

She said: "Marc Cherry, the creator of 'Desperate Housewives', one of the most successful shows in the past 10 years, is putting us on television. Nobody is doing that, nobody is opening the doors for Latino actors.

"I was excited when Marc asked me to join the producing side of the show because I thought instead of stereotyping Latinos in television or Latinos in general, he has humanised the roles of the help."

The programme centres on four Latino maids who work in the homes of Beverly Hills' most rich and powerful families, and Eva - who starred as brunette stunner Gabrielle Solis in 'Desperate Housewives' - thinks the programme is accessible to anyone regardless of their background.

She added: "The maids of the show are the moral compass, they're really the good guys and their lives are worth telling.

"I really want to make sure that people don't think that this is a Latino or Latina show. This show is going to be for everybody.

"Nobody is going to be alienated from watching this show, if anything it is an attempt to include everybody's story and the daily lives of these people."

'Devious Maids' starts tonight (09.10.13) at 10pm on TLC.

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