Scott Bakula and 'Desperate Housewives' Finale: There Will Be 'Gasping Moments'

1
  • Desperate Housewives
    (Photo: Reuters/Gus Ruelas)
    Desperate Housewives actresses (L-R) Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross arrive at the 2011 National Council of La Raza ALMA Awards in Santa Monica, California September 10, 2011.
By Sami K. Martin, Christian Post Reporter
April 30, 2012|10:36 am

Actor Scott Bakula has revealed quite a bit about his time on "Desperate Housewives," notably the series' final episodes. Bakula promises, "there's surprises … there's reveals … and there's gasping moments."

Bakula, who is playing Trip, Bree's defense attorney in the final episodes, has said that the murder trial "is pretty drawn out and pretty extensive. There's enough courtroom coming up that everybody that had to shoot it and be in it were sick of it," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

"There's only so many ways you can shoot courtroom stuff. We got in there and did the best we could and made it as interesting as we could. And they wrote it in a way that I think definitely keeps it moving," Bakula explained.

Bakula, best known for his role on "Quantum Leap," was surprised to get such a juicy role on the hit series "Desperate Housewives," which is ending after eight seasons.

"It wasn't like I would have taken any part," Bakula said. "But the fact that it was such a nice part, and I think Trip is well-written and there were possibilities for humor and for some sexuality and some relationship stuff with Marica (Cross) that comes into play, that makes it fun."

"Housewives" creator Marc Cherry told reporters that he "wanted to go out when the network (ABC) still saw us as a viable show and a force to contend with. We felt from a creative standpoint that this was the right time. I feel so good about it."

Follow us

"it's such an iconic show and we're extremely proud of it," ABC president Paul Lee said at the Television Critics Association press tour. "I just wanted to make sure it had its victory lap."

The show, which will end in May, has won numerous awards, including seven Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild awards.

SEE VIDEO OF THE DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES SERIES FINALE HERE

Advertisement
Top Stories

Freed Persecuted Christian Meriam Ibrahim All Smiles, Husband in Tears Amid Warm Welcome by Sudanese Community in New Hampshire (Photos)

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Orthodox Christian who was nearly executed for her faith, was all smiles and her husband, Daniel Wani in tears, when they and their two young children finally arrived home Thursday night — in ...

Faith-Based Groups Crucial to Overseas Aid, Experts Say

Faith-based communities are a critical part of ...

NYT Reporter: Traditional Marriage Supporters 'Unworthy of Respect,' Deserve Incivility, Marriage Is Whatever Gov't Says It Is

Civil discourse has long been regarded as a necessary component of a well-functioning democracy. But a New York Times reporter believes that value should be abandoned in relations with those who disagree with him on the issue of ...