Friday, June 09, 2006
Too Big to Be a Housewife
Former ER star, Alex Kingston, recently reported that she auditioned for the part of Desperate Housewives’, Lynette Scavo, but was rejected due to her size. Kingston revealed to the London Evening Standard: “I didn't get the part, and I know why: irrespective of acting ability, I'm just way too big.” Kingston goes on to say, “It drives me crazy; it's encouraging women to feel guilty about not looking like that.”
So, instead, the show selected Felicity Huffman, a talented actress, who, with a self-reported history of bulimia, more aptly fit the bill. This is, after all, an ensemble where Nicolette Sheridan might, bizarrely enough, be known as “The Fat One” and where Teri Hatcher’s gaunt-looking frame is camouflaged perfectly on Wisteria Lane.