Desperate Housewives: 'Sopranos' Actress Heads to Wisteria Lane
Desperate Housewives: 'Sopranos' Actress Heads to Wisteria Lane
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Leave it to the people behind Desperate Housewives to make sure that Wisteria Lane is never short of a vixen to stir things up. Producers have been on the lookout for another housewife to join the ABC dramedy for quite some time and now that Nicolette Sheridan's character Edie is finally out of the picture, it's time to put a face to Edie's highly anticipated replacement.

According to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, Emmy-winning Sopranos heroine Drea de Matteo is joining the cast of Desperate Housewives as a series regular next season. Though her character is yet to be named, she'll be playing the matriarch of a new Italian family. On the other hand, casting is underway for her on-screen landscape designer husband and their 19-year-old tightly wound son, who is likely to strike a spark with one of the neighborhood girls.

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Perhaps no one can ever replace Nicolette Sheridan's Edie but you have to give props to the people behind this brilliant casting choice. Drea de Matteo obviously has that strong Italian vibe going and seeing her blend in with the rest of the residents of Wisteria Lane would be like a fish out of water --- unless her character traded the hectic New York City scene for the picket-fenced life on Wisteria Lane for an entirely different agenda.

Apart from playing Adriana La Cerva, fiancée of Tony Soprano's protegé, Christopher Moltisanti on the mob drama The Sopranos, Drea de Matteo has also played Joey Tribbiani's sister Gina on the NBC sitcom Joey and graced the big screen as part of films like Lake City, The Good Life and Broken English. At present, she stars as Wendy Case on FX original series Sons of Anarchy and is working on the movie New York, I Love You.

Desperate Housewives' season 6 premieres September 24.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: EW
(Image courtesy of HBO)

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