( AP ) - So what if there is a writer's strike and none of the "Desperate Housewives" stars are going to work at the moment? They can still find things to do out and about in Hollywood, especially when one of them has a feature film about to hit theaters. That's exactly why Felicity Huffman, Nicollette Sheridan, Brenda Strong, and Andrea Bowen got all dolled up on Tuesday night and headed for the Cinerama Dome/Arclight Theaters in Hollywood, to celebrate the premiere of Eva Longoria Parker's new film comedy "Over Her Dead Body."
Eva's new hubby, basketball superstar Tony Parker, was off in Seattle with the San Antonio Spurs, but her best buddy Mario Lopez joined her on the red carpet, as did Michael Bolton, Nicollette's main man, and Eva's co-stars Lake Bell, Jason Biggs, Stephen Root, and Lindsay Sloane.
Longoria plays a ghost in the movie, one that haunts her fiance's new love interest in order to keep him even after death.
"That was the reason why I picked the movie," Longoria explained to reporters at an earlier press day for the film. "I thought it would be fun to play a ghost. How many times do you really get a script, you love the part, and it's a ghost? I thought 'She can do anything, it would be fun to play her.'"
The petite actress admitted that there was one element to the character that was a bit too similar to her "Desperate Housewives" role, which was part of the fun for her. "I think my biggest challenge was differentiating her from Gabrielle [in the TV show]. They can both be a little bitchy, but I felt like Kate was really validated in her anger, and in her displeasure. She dies on her wedding day to the man she loves, and she doesn't want to let him go. She doesn't know when to let go, that is her journey through the movie."
As for her own life journey, Eva Longoria Parker is certain of one thing that closely parallels her on-screen experience in "Over Her Dead Body."
"I would totally haunt Tony if I died," she laughed. "I would do the exact same thing!"