When the stars of Desperate Housewives took the stage at the TCA press tour, there was definitely something missing.
Eva Longoria Parker, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, Terri Hatcher, Dana Delany and Nicollette Sheridan were there dishing on the new season (wait till you see our fall preview!)… but where was the Wisteria Lane testosterone?
“We didn’t get to go,” Doug Savant told SheKnows at the ABC party later that night.
“They said, ‘No boys!’ It’s a girls only club. Once again, we men are discriminated against. I don’t know why the rest of the country hasn’t caught onto this, but we’re starting a socially active group for white, successful television actors who feel oppressed. It’s a plight and I’m hoping to gain support.”
Needless to say, not even Savant could get through this faux diatribe without cracking up.
“This is my favorite job in 25 years of being an actor,” he raved.
“I work with this great actress, I love her and we work so well together. I love the marriage Tom and Lynette have and I’m so proud that in year four, we were still a top five show in America. We’re still churning out great entertainment. I’m just really happy.”
Which is why he isn’t thrilled there’s an end in site for Wisteria Lane. “I’ve been aware since the beginning that (producer/creator) Marc Cherry’s intended to write the show for seven years and then take us off the air,” Savant said.
“He wants to go out when the show is still meaningful and relevant and not a joke. I, however, will be pulled kicking and screaming from the set!”