Rochelle Aytes: I loved the storyline and the character's depth. I also filmed another version of the same show for Lifetime five years ago, which didn't get picked up. When I heard that ABC was remaking Mistresses, I just felt like it was meant to be.
RA: First of all, I think it is a huge compliment to be compared to Desperate Housewives, and if after watching it viewers still feel the same, I will be so honored!!
RA: Working with Alyssa was absolutely wonderful! I have loved her since Who's The Boss and would never have imagined getting to work side by side with her. She was very gracious and welcoming to us all. The fact that she had just given birth and came back to work was very inspiring to me. It showed how strong and dedicated she is.
Five things you didn't know about Rochelle Aytes...
RA: Well, not only is April a widow, she is also a mom and a businesswoman. The shock and devastation of finding out that her whole marriage was a lie does take a toll on her and it begins to affect her relationship with her daughter, her friends and her business.
You will have to tune in for that answer. She definitely finds a healthy distraction.
RA: I think women will love Mistresses because it is about empowering women. It's also sexy and fun and about friendship, love and heartache — something that all women can relate to.
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