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‘Housewives’ star: We're friends, honest

Huffman dismisses reports of tension among cast members
/ Source: Reuters

The ladies on Wisteria Lane are friends on and off the set, actress Felicity Huffman, one of the stars of the hit ABC television show “Desperate Housewives,” said Sunday.

“We’re all friends. We all get along. I love going to work,” said Huffman, who plays Lynette Scavo on the show.

There had been talk of tension among the cast members, which reportedly boiled over at a group cover shoot for Vanity Fair magazine when Marcia Cross stormed off the set. The incident was chronicled by the magazine’s writer, Ned Zeman.

“I have to tip my hat off to that writer (Zeman) because it’s a tempest in a teapot,” Huffman told Reuters.

Huffman, who wrapped up her part in the season’s final episode of “Desperate Housewives” last week in Los Angeles, flew to New York to promote her upcoming film, “Transamerica.”

Her husband, actor William H. Macy, was the executive producer of the movie, which has its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival Sunday.

Huffman said she has been baffled by the slew of stories about discord among the female co-stars who include Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria and Nicollette Sheridan.

“People have been waiting and have been wanting us to fight from the beginning,” Huffman said. “Why do they think there’s going to be a catfight? I don’t get it.”

She said she, Longoria and Cross have tea regularly, and Longoria and Cross go on “serious shopping forays.”

“Desperate Housewives” and ABC’s new castaway thriller ”Lost” are credited with helping the Walt Disney Co.-owned network rebound from a ratings slump this season.