‘Desperate Housewives’ Creator Marc Cherry Says Felicity Huffman Didn’t Feel As Pretty As Her Costars
The creator of Desperate Housewives, Marc Cherry, has recently shared that he’s supporting his friend Felicity Huffman amid a trial for her involvement in the college admissions scandal.
Marc submitted a letter in response to prosecutors recommending that Felicity be sentenced to one month in jail, detailing how polite and kind she always has been.
Marc even recalled a particular memory shortly after the ABC drama was picked up, saying that Felicity did not feel as beautiful as her Desperate Housewives costars.
“When our show was picked up, we flew the cast to a press event in NY,” he explained. “Felicity and her cast members (Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, and Nicollette Sheridan) were swarmed by photographers. Every woman was dolled up to the nines and for the first time, Felicity started to feel insecure about her appearance.”
He explained that “people were commenting on how extraordinarily beautiful the cast was,” but Felicity was the only actress who had not previously modeled or played a “sexy vamp.”
“After the event feeling self-conscious, Felicity called her husband character actor William H. Macy and said to him somewhat tearfully, ‘I feel like the ugliest one in the room,’” Marc wrote in the letter. “Bill’s response? ‘I always feel like I’m the ugliest one in the room.’ He made Felicity laugh and see the ridiculousness of her insecurity. She told me, ‘That’s the last time I ever worried about comparing myself to my costars.’”
Well isn’t that nice?! Not sure if it will impact the judge’s decision though.