Eva Longoria: Nicolette Sheridan trial 'a stain on our legacy as a hit show'

eva-longoria-gma.jpg"Desperate Housewives" is coming to an end in just a few short weeks after eight successful seasons on ABC. Star Eva Longoria sits down with Katie Couric on "Good Morning America" Thursday (April 5) to talk about the ending, her new job with President Obama and the Nicolette Sheridan lawsuit.

"I always thought I would be married at the end of 'Housewives'," says Longoria. "The show is ending ... a lot of chapters are closing in my life, so I'm at a point where I get to redefine who I am."

She continues, speaking of about the break-up of her marriage, "I think I handled it as gracefully as I could. It was painful, but life goes on. I always said I hold onto the love and not the loss. There was a reason why we got married and fell in love. I think the press also wanted me to hate him and villainize him. And I don't. And I didn't."

Moving on to the Nicollette Sheridan, Longoria says the trial is "a stain on our legacy as a hit show."

"I was surprised there was even a trial and that it went that far. I love Nicolette, and I love Marc Cherry. ... That was the soap opera behind the soap opera. And it was unfortunate, because it doesn't reflect the workplace that we went to every day," says Longoria.

And after "Housewives," Longoria is taking a bit of a break from acting to get involved with President Obama's re-election campaign. She'll be acting as a national co-chair and in preparation, she's going back to school to get a master's degree in Mexican-American studies.

"I'm excited. It's probably the most fulfilling thing that I've done in the past two years. I needed to be literate about the topics I'm talking about. ... If you're only superficially commenting on the things that you really don't know about, it's dangerous and so I didn't want to contribute to that dialogue. I wanted to be a little more literate and articulate about it," says Longoria.

We wish her all the best.
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