The rumors of “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry’s d-baggery reached epic proportions when former cast member Nicollette Sheridan filed her lawsuit for wrongful termination and sexual discrimination. Then, former employees came out of the woodwork testifying to his mistreatment of female employees.
So, one would think that someone under such scrutiny would watch what he says. Well, one would think… At a recent panel of ABC showrunners at the Producers Guild, THR reports that Cherry disclosed that someone on his hit ABC show needs some help in the comedy department.
“One of my actresses on ‘Desperate Housewives’ is not funny,” he says and then he describes how he needs to help the poor humorless actress.
“‘Sweetie, if you raise your eyebrow here, you’ll get a laugh,'” he describes. “She does, and she gets nominations. Daddy’s little girl does comedy. I’m part daddy, part psychiatrist.”
He didn’t say which actress he was referring to and all of them have been nominated for a Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG award, etc., so that clue doesn’t help. So, dear readers, we turn to you.