To take a walk down Wisteria Lane would be a treat for fans — but a dream for Eva Longoria! The 42-year-old actress portrayed Gabrielle Solis on all 180 episodes of the hit ABC series Desperate Housewives from 2004 until 2012 and today, she exclusively revealed to Closer Weekly she would love to star in a reboot of the show.
"I would play Gaby again in a heartbeat," she explained, however, "Our showrunner doesn't want to do it, the creator." We think this stinks — especially considering her co-star Vanessa Williams also previously revealed to Closer that she would be down for a reunion. Today, Eva said she talks to Felicity Huffman the most, who played Lynette Scavo on the long-running ABC series. "She's amazing, we live right next to each other. We see each other all the time," she gushed. It's like they have their own little Wistetria Lane in real life!
Closer Weekly spoke to Eva as she teamed up with Novartis for their #KissThis4MBC campaign, which according to a press release, "aims to raise research funds and support for women living with metastatic breast cancer." She even opened up about how the disease impacted her family, as her sister is now in remission following her battle.
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"We caught it early, they found it through her yearly mammogram and now she's in remission so she's really lucky. So when Novartis approached me with this campaign about metastatic breast cancer, I never heard of it — I was like, 'What's metastatic breast cancer?' And the fact that I didn't know about it, and yet my family was affected so closely with breast cancer, was concerning to me because I was like, 'Wait, I should know what this is,' and they explained one in three women who are diagnosed with breast cancer will metastasize, and I was like, 'Oh! So it could come back and spread to other areas,'" she explained.
"And it's terminal, I mean it doesn't have a cure — there's no cure for MBC, so I thought I would like to get involved in this campaign and use my platform to help spread the word — and then also, to use my platform to help with this campaign about, if you post a Boomerang or a selfie with the hashtag #KissThis4MBC, Novartis donates $10 for every post, up to $200,000 for research for metastatic breast cancer. So I was like, 'That's such an easy campaign, it's easy for people to jump on, it's easy for people to do— nothing required, and it's a great way to raise the funds.'"
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