Working on both television and films has made Desperate Housewives
star Eva Longoria
Parker aware of the vast difference between the two industries. While television has proven to be fast-paced and demanding, Parker likened her days on a movie set – which, most recently, was of the new comedy flick Over Her Dead Body
– to a “vacation.”
“Television is such a machine and it's really efficient and really fast. It's a lot of work when we do Desperate Housewives
; you don't have any time in your trailer and you're just constantly going back and forth, back and forth -- it's a lot of work in one day. We do 14 pages [of script] in a day,” Parker told askmen.com. “Then I would go to the movie, and it was like vacation. It was more like two pages a day. I'd watch movies in my trailer. I was crocheting.”
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Her basketball star husband Tony Parker also prefers the less hectic work schedule on films, especially since it gives him more time to spend with the actress.
“Tony was with me the whole time in the trailer and was like, 'I like you doing movies.' He had more time with me,” Eva Longoria Parker said.
Another thing that has given the couple more time is the ongoing WGA strike, which has put Parker, along with the rest of Desperate Housewives
cast and actors from other television series, out of work temporarily. Although she's not happy about the walkout, she is glad that she has gotten to attend to their new life as husband and wife.
“Because of the strike, Tony and I have been able to spend a lot of "newlywed time" together. It's kind of good timing and bad timing. I'm not happy about the strike, but at least I've been home with my husband,” Eva Longoria Parker explained, adding that she's been spending a lot of time in the kitchen preparing meals for her hubby. “I've gained 10 pounds. I keep telling everyone that if there's a reason why the strike needs to be over, it's for me to stop gaining weight. That's all I've been doing -- cooking and eating, cooking and eating.”
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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