Felicity Huffman is sad that she has to say goodbye to her Desperate Housewives character Lynette Scavo. (And we are too!) This Sunday will be the last day of Wysteria Lane drama. Felicty recently spoke to Parade about the final weeks leading up to the series finale.
Check out the highlights below:
ON 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.”
ON 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.’”
ON 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.”
Check out the full interview at Parade.com.