Desperate Housewives stars say goodbye at finale party
Eva Longoria, 37, Felicity Huffman, 49, and Vanessa Williams, 49, were among the stars who turned out to wave a fond farewell to ‘Desperate Housewives’ after eight series this weekend.
The hit ABC show wrapped last week following a highly-successful eight-year stint on air, and the cast made sure they gave themselves a send-off to remember as they celebrated with a lavish party at the W Hotel in Hollywood, California.
While many of the show’s cast and crew turned out in force to say goodbye to the series, Teri Hatcher, 47, and Marcia Cross, 50 – who play Susan Mayer and Bree Van de Kemp respectively – were notably absent from the star-studded bash.
However, this didn’t seem to faze their co-stars, with pals Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman spotted larking about on the red carpet after posing for photographs with the rest of the cast, including Brenda Strong, 52, Mark Moses, 54, James Denton, 49, and Andrea Bowen, 22.
Meanwhile, some of the show’s younger cast members were also in attendance.
Twins Shane and Brent Kinsman, 14 – who played Porter and Presten Scavo in the show until 2008 – turned out to say goodbye to the series which launched their acting careers, while their on-screen sister Darcy Rose Byrnes, 13, looked cute in a pretty pink dress.
Andrea Bowen proved she’s come a long way since she first hit screens as teenager Julie Mayer at the age of 14, looking stunning in a sophisticated black gown.
Despite winning multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards, ‘Desperate Housewives’ has come up against its fair share of controversy in recent months when former star Nicollette Sheridan sued ABC and series creator Mark Cherry for unfair dismissal.
Nicollette, 48, had claimed that her alter-ego Edie Britt was killed off because she reported an on-set incident in September 2008 in which Marc struck her after the two disagreed about her character's lines.
Although the veteran TV writer admitted "tapping" the actress on the head during his testimony, the judge dismissed battery charges against Marc last week, citing lack of evidence.
BY LOUISE SAUNDERS / STARLOUNGE