Eva's New Look: All About Being One of the "Housewives"

07/16/2008 at 05:00 AM ET

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The new hair cut, the slightly fuller figure. Eva Longoria Parker is citing her Desperate Housewives character needs as the reason for her new look. According to her personal rep, Eva is reflecting a change in her on-screen character Gabrielle — who goes from her usual sex kitten to an over-worked housewife with kids in season five. “She’s making herself look like that as her character has let herself go. Gabrielle has gained weight and cut her hair,” Liza Anderson tells PEOPLE of Longoria Parker’s character. “She’s a worn out mother with two kids.” Longoria Parker was pictured on a European vacation — notably on a yacht off the coast of Italty — looking minutely larger than normal, prompting the usual rounds of pregnancy rumors. Anderson chalked this slight gain to Gabrielle’s woes. “And even that was not enough. She’s also wearing butt pads and a stomach pad to play the part.” And did Longoria Parker enjoy the method-eating? “This is a lot of fun,” says Anderson, “but as an actress.”

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Angie on

I think she is Tony’s pregnant “Housewife”! The truth will be told when the baby bump is “really” showing! I can’t believe that People fell for the story that it is for Gabrielle’s role…Time will tell.

bee on

Wow! Miss Anderson makes a pathetic spin doctor. Too funny! So Eva has a new hairstyle that did’t get the ‘public’s approval’ and she gained a few pounds. Big deal. People change. Women’s bodies change every day. Sometimes we like to experiment, so we get a new haircut. We’re only human! Except for perfect Eva of course. She only looks like a ‘frumpy housewife’ on purpose. That’s the kind of actress she is. The best.

Gina on

She is a beautiful woman…But she was so thin that putting on “a few extra pounds” looked like nothing on her….Anyone who thought she looked heavy in the yacht pics has to be crazy…She still looked very thin…No wonder our teenage girls are so neurotic about their weight.

VL on

Whatever. I think the show stinks…and if she thinks this is a way of looking “worn out” puleez – It is ridiculous.

polly on

As a big fan of desperate housewives, i have to say I’m glad she’s adapting her ‘look’ for the part!
I think that some people need to understand that loving your body means regardless of size. Lots of people are naturally skinny, by taking out your jealousy by saying people like ‘Lindsay, Paris…’ are TOO SKINNY. As long as your healthy, it’s ok.
It’s not a grammar lesson, so stop being so pedantic.

tania23 on

All of that hair was probably extensions anyway!

Karyn McDonald on

How funny that we now catorgize “letting yourself go” as a tiny woman with short hair.

What’s next? Fat will be someone who weighs over 115 lbs??

Tammy on

Why does she have to be fat to be a worn out mother? There are other ways to portray a tired worn out person (dark circles under the eyes as one example).

Andrea on

I’m sorry, but do ALL housewives have to look fat and nasty? I don’t think so! I work full time and I’m a full time mother and I’m not fat and nasty nor have I let myself “go”. I love DH but I resent the fact they are depicting ALL housewives are like that!

Sandie on

I find this extremely insulting. She cut her hair. OK it looks preety good. But ‘gained weight’. Please! she is still thin! I’m sick & tired of this bill crap put out there by the magazines saying someone has ‘gained weight’ when that particular person is not even close to what the general population weighs. How sick are you People!

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