Devious Maids cast avoid drama

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 June 2014
Ana Ortiz in Devious Maids

Ana Ortiz in Devious Maids

The cast of 'Devious Maids' have been instructed to avoid in-fighting following show producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria's difficulties on 'Desperate Housewives'

Eva Longoria helps the 'Devious Maids' cast "navigate drama".

Actress Ana Ortiz - who plays Marisol Suarez in the hit comedy - has revealed the show's producers, Marc Cherry and Eva, 39, are eager to avoid in-fighting among the cast following their troubled experience on Marc's previous hit show 'Desperate Housewives'.

The Emmy Award-winning show was renowned for cast catfights between stars Eva, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Nicollete Sheridan, who even sued show creator Marc for wrongful dismissal.

Ana said: "Marc is like, 'You guys, let's just not do what happened on Desperate.' Let's just make sure we can keep it clean and keep it peaceful. Eva's an amazing sounding board for that; she knows how to navigate drama very well and to defuse it, and keep us all as a family. We're very lucky."

However, the 43-year-old actress - who first found fame on 'Ugly Betty' - admits it's difficult to avoid the occasional drama with her feisty co-stars Judy Reyes, Rosalyn Sanchez and Dania Ramirez.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It can be [difficult], I'm not going to lie. We're all really tough, we're all alphas ... we've all definitely come up against each other.

"[But] we have so much respect for each other, we talk it out amongst ourselves, we don't have to bring the drama out to everybody else.

"Working with women, it's tough. They're all so gorgeous! It's like, 'Why does she get that dress? Why does she have the pretty make-up on?'

"These are women I respect so much and love working with them. There's an honesty there - we can say it, get it out in the open and move on."

'Devious Maids' airs Tuesdays at 10pm on TLC UK (Sky 125).

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