Drea de Matteo: The Newest Desperate Housewife

Drea de Matteo, known for her role as anti-housewife Adriana La Cerva on The Sopranos, is moving to Wisteria Lane. EW.com's Michael Ausiello reported that de Matteo, who also starred in the Friends spinoff series Joey opposite Matt LeBlanc, will be playing an Italian housewife akin to the rabble-rousing Edie Britt (Nicolette Sheridan). Her character's husband and children have not yet been casted.

This casting choice could not come at a better time for Desperate Housewives, a show that's been getting a little tired despite its initial popularity, ensemble cast and high-stakes drama. de Matteo has the ability to flip her naturally sweet, shy demeanor into a backstabbing, whiny bitch of a character, and this show is the perfect outlet for her ability. Her gritty, sympathetic portrayal of Adriana La Cerva earned her an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination in 2004. And despite the short shelf life of Joey, she proved herself as a comedienne, too. She has everything going for her -- and could not be more overqualified to join the cast of Desperate Housewives. Let's hope she kicks things up a few notches.

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Love her maybe i will start watching DH again as long as they don't make her character a cliche like the rest of the housewives!
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wow she's sooo hot.I've loved her in every show,but most in sons of anarchy.now I'm really gonna keep watching desperate housewives.weeee!happy news!
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When will they cancel this show already, soon they'll have to call it, Desperate Grandmas.
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Yes! I am sooo excited that she's going to be on Desperate Housewives! I love her! I was so upset when they killed her in Sopranos.
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newly blonde character..
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I might start watching again!
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they fired Nicolett for budget reasons and then hired a new actor and gave her a family? last time i checked that cost more! oh well i love when DH adds new characters, it keeps it fresh
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I think Nicollette should have stayed in the series and both Katherine and Mike dissappear.
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This should be interesting
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btw, i think her tour on Son's of Anarchy finished. I believe the show's 13 episode order has already wrapped up
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Can we please get a black housewife of equal caliber? Alfre Woodward from season 2 doesn't count. It baffles me how there's not a single black character on this show...doesn't seem realistic to me...
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I like Drea deMatteo a lot!
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You simply can't replace Edie...Probably they could have killed off Katherine...she's getting on my nerves...
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I like her. Looking foward to seeing what she add to DH.
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What about her role on sons of anarchy?Is she leaving that show?I hope not because i really love that show and she had a pretty decent story line goin with her relationship with jax,his mom and there baby.
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GREAT NEWS! I loved her in Joey! She was hilarious. This made me excited for desperate housewives to come back.
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another blonde... Edie - Generation 2... ROFL
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I'm not sure if I approve of her as an "Edie replacement" but if she's just the newest mystery, like Betty Applewhite and Katherine Mayfair, then I'm cool with that.
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I already prefer her to Edie. Hope she doesn't disappoint.
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Nice! She will fit in perfect.
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