Felicity Huffman Talks About The “Desperate Housewives” Finale

Actress Felicity Huffman opens up to Parade Magazine about the Desperate Housewives finale in their latest issue when Wysteria Lane will say goodbye after eight seasons of deliciously naughty nighttime television. Here are some highlights from her interview:

The final read-through…
“There were secret blue pages, which were the end-end scenes, and you couldn’t take them out of the room. But of course everybody took them out of the room. I was walking around talking to the writers and they caught me with my blue pages. They have the un-envious job of ending something. You either have to go off the cliff like Thelma & Louise or come in under wire and fade to black like The Sopranos.”

The finale…
“They actually hit something that I didn’t expect. It’s very heartfelt, melancholy and very satisfying. They didn’t try and top it all. They didn’t try to put a button on it. Over the past eight years we’ve all had a romance with Desperate Housewives and it’s great when that romance ends so satisfactorily. And I don’t mean everybody hugs in the end. You just go, ‘oh yes, it hits those sweet spots of satisfaction.'”

The future of Tom and Lynette…
“Between Tom and I there were little  gasps of ‘Ooh! That’s what happens?’ Our characters find an interesting and unusual happy ending. You get a good sense of where each character is going to go and it’s very fun and really appropriate. You go, ‘Oh yes, of course that is what she should be doing in 20 years or next year.’  The satisfaction comes from seeing where the characters end up and where they might be in the future.”

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