Motherhood blues bagged Huffman her role

LONDON: Actress Felicity Huffman got the role in the hit TV show Desperate Housewives after an audition where she complained about the troubles of motherhood.

Huffman has three children and she walked into the audition all distressed, reports She then told the agents, “I’m losing my mind.” The actress added, “The women pulled back from me as if I’d said, ‘I eat babies’. I felt such shame, remorse and humiliation. I guess that’s exactly what they wanted for (my character) Lynette. I’d just left two screaming kids in the bathtub and it was raining. I thought I pulled myself together well. Later on, one of the producers said, ‘It was so great because you were such a mess and so frazzled, and your pants were filthy!’”