April 19, 2012 at 10:12 AM ET
The romances, scandals and occasional murders on Wisteria Lane will soon come to an end, and while the series finale of "Desperate Housewives" is inevitable, for star Eva Longoria -- and no doubt, for many loyal viewers -- it's also a bit sad.
"It's bittersweet," the woman behind Gabrielle Solis revealed during a Thursday morning visit to TODAY. "Eight years of my life coming to an end. It's just been crazy. It's kind of been surreal. I feel like we've been at our funeral -- and we haven't even died yet -- ever since we announced the show was over."
Was that a spoiler? No, as Longoria explained, she's not "allowed to say" what the end of the "Desperate" era entails. But she is currently shooting the final scenes, and she promises fans won't be disappointed.
"The thing is I am a big TV fan, and I hate when shows end and you're not satisfied," she said. "You're like, 'Oh!' Every fan will be satisfied with this ending."
As for the "Desperate" news outside of Wisteria Lane, as in the legal battle between Longoria's former co-star Nicollette Sheridan and bosses at ABC, that hasn't really had an impact on the final days on the set.
"It was funny because we weren't in the middle of it. It was so far removed from the set," Longoria, who hasn't seen Sheridan since she left the show, insisted. "None of us were there when the incident happened, so we weren't called for witnesses. We were deposed years ago. You know, it's taken a while. ... So it wasn't as people thought, 'Oh my God! On set is crazy!' (It was) just work every day."
And even though the on-screen drama is almost over for Longoria, she already has more work lined up, as executive producer for NBC's upcoming matchmaking show, "Ready for Love."
"Desperate Housewives" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on ABC. The two-hour series finale will air May 13.
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