[The Hollywood Reporter] Desperate Housewives showrunner Marc Cherry, who’s already embroiled in a sex discrimination and illegal termination lawsuit filed by Nicollette Sheridan, apparently isn’t worried about offending the sensibilities of the actresses on his show.
During a panel of ABC network showrunners held Saturday at the Producers Guild’s Produced By Conference in Burbank, Cherry draw laughs when he described how he has had to coax performances out of one of his stars.
“One of my actresses on Desperate Housewives is not funny,” he said, before offering that he coaches her by saying, “Sweetie, if you raise your eyebrow here, you’ll get a laugh.” Cherry didn’t reveal the actress in question, but continued, “She does, and she gets nominations. Daddy’s little girl does comedy. I’m part daddy, part psychiatrist.”