Sheridan: 'Housewives' creator didn't like me

Nicollette Sheridan said her Desperate Housewives character was marked for death by something more dangerous than her deranged husband – the show’s creator.

Sheridan told TV Guide magazine that her character Edie Britt must represent somebody that Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry did not like and said he had trouble “distinguishing between fact and fiction”.

When last seen, Edie had crashed her car while trying to flee her husband. In the next episode, which airs this weekend in the US, Edie is mourned by her Wisteria Lane neighbours.

Cherry told TV Guide that the show had been under pressure to cut costs, with the magazine estimating that Sheridan’s departure would save up to £135,000 (€151,000) an episode.

Cherry also said Edie’s story and sexual escapades had run their course.

More in this Section

Friends reunited as Jennifer Aniston finally joins InstagramFriends reunited as Jennifer Aniston finally joins Instagram

Thin Lizzy and Motorhead among nominees for Rock And Roll Hall Of FameThin Lizzy and Motorhead among nominees for Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Ant and Dec unveil plans for street racing cars show on BBC TwoAnt and Dec unveil plans for street racing cars show on BBC Two

Claudia Schiffer loses planning battle over sprawling UK estateClaudia Schiffer loses planning battle over sprawling UK estate


Lifestyle

My sister Gabriella always says that during sibling whispers all I ever wanted was to be on stage.This Much I Know: Man of many talents Mike Hanrahan

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance to a woman whose husband is controlling and belittling her.Ask a counsellor: ‘My husband is so controlling – what do I do?’

Peter Dowdall branches out to take a look at the mountain ash or rowan.Rowan berries show us how nature is stocking its larder for winter

Friends and Young Offenders actors Shane Casey and Dominic MacHale speak to Pat Fitzpatrick about struggling to make it but why they are not seeking out fame.‘I was down to a euro’ - Watch The Young Offenders actors tell of struggle to make it in acting

More From The Irish Examiner