by: Carl Lamarre
Before Eva Longoria became paparazzi eye candy (and Mrs. Tony Parker), she was Gabrielle Solis: a sassy and rambunctious character beloved by men and women alike on ABC’s hit show Desperate Housewives. On September 27, Longoria and her vivacious friends — including Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross — will embark on several controversial ramifications which will certainly leave their viewers in total awe and suspicion, according to the show’s creator Marc Cherry.
“What is revealed in the opening episode of the season is the ramifications of the friendship between Gabrielle and Bree (Marcia Cross) when Gabrielle finds out that Bree’s son, Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom), has run over Gabrielle’s mother-in-law. Then in the second episode, there is another hit-and-run accident that involves both families. The ensuing tension and conflict that occurs between the ladies is going to lead to some interesting situations as the season progresses.”
Asides from these woman being entrenched in controversy, viewers, and critics alike, pondered on the possibility of whether Longoria would expose her Mexican heritage during the show’s seventh season. At the Television Critics Association Tour, Longoria expressed her desire to add some Mexican flavor to the show, but to no avail. “I bring up Mexicans all the time for casting,” she said. “If this was reality, Gaby would have a lot more cousins, aunts and uncles hanging around.”
Aside from playing Gaby on DH, Longoria has been rumored to be featured in Marvel’s comic book series The Wasp. But she debunked the rumors: “I have been hearing these rumors that I think got started on the Internet,” she said. “I love comic book stuff, but I don’t know anything about that character. I think the rumors came out of the fact that I took a meeting at Marvel about a different movie. People saw me walking out and assumed I was there for the Wasp project. I think it is a fantastic rumor. Who knows — maybe it will get me hired.”
A graduate of Elmont Memorial Junior-Senior High School, Carl Lamarre is currently a student at CUNY Queens College. Lamarre’s work has appeared in Smooth Magazine, BallerStatus.com, and HipHopGame.com. In 2007, he won 3rd place for the Best National Sports Story from the Long Island Press.