Marc Cherry: (on casting Lucille Soon in "Desperate Housewives") I had seen Lucille Soong in Freaky Friday, and I thought she would be an interesting addition to our world. I was also trying to bring as many ethnic faces as possible. At first I want a white maid, so that the Hispanic couple had a white maid. But we were going over the budget in those first few episodes, and if you cast a person of color, the diversity fund pays for it. So it was also a budgetary decision.