Desperate Housewives Creator Confirms One Star Had ‘Behavioral Problems’

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As is common with many TV shows, some of the stars of Desperate Housewives did not always see eye-to-eye on things. 

Eva Longoria recently wrote a letter to support her co-star Felicity Huffman following the college admissions scandal and told a story about how Huffman helped her several times on the Desperate Housewives set. 

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On one of those occasions, she detailed a bully who made coming to work difficult. 

Now, series creator, Marc Cherry has opened up about one actress on the show causing problems. 

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“Everyone tried their darndest to get along with this woman over the course of the show,” Cherry dished in a letter acquired by Us Weekly.

“It was impossible.

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“Things went from bad to worse. Felicity still insisted on saying ‘Good morning’ to this actress, even though she knew she wouldn’t get a response.”

“I found out about this and asked Felicity about it,” Cherry continued.

“She smiled and said, ‘Just because that woman’s determined to be rude, doesn’t mean she can keep me from being polite.’”

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Cherry went on to reveal that Huffman showed patience with an older actress who appeared on the ABC hit, and struggled to remember her lines. 

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“It moved me to tears — this formerly great performer was struggling with practically every word,” he went on.

“But Felicity Huffman was right next to her, treating her with so much kindness… Felicity remained patient, supportive and helped this old woman through the day, turning what could have been a very tense situation into a master class on human compassion.”

Cherry also wrote a letter to the judge in Huffman's defense around the same time Longoria wrote her own. 

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Longoria was candid in her own, detailing how she "dreaded" working with a particular colleague, but she stopped short of identifying the person. 

Eva went on to say that it continued, “until one day, Felicity told the bully ‘enough’ and it all stopped," she wrote.

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"Felicity could feel that I was riddled with anxiety even though I never complained or mentioned the abuse to anyone.”

Huffman recently pleaded guilty to committing mail fraud and honest services fraud following reports that she paid $15,000 to have someone take the SAT in place of her daughter. 

Felicity Huffman Attends Event

The recommended penalty from federal prosecutors is for Huffman to spend a month behind bars and pay a fine of $20,000. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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