Desperate Housewives actor Eva Longoria honoured with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Reuters

April 17, 2018 14:17:45 IST

There were laughs and tears on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday as actress Eva Longoria was honoured with a star.

Friends and family were on hand to fete the 43-year-old, including pop star Ricky Martin, actress Anna Faris, and Felicity Huffman, who played alongside Longoria for eight seasons in the TV drama Desperate Housewives.

Eva Longoria poses with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following a ceremony on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Eva Longoria poses with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following a ceremony on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

“I feel like I’m still a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, who had a really big dream and big hair”, Longoria said, to chuckles from the crowd.

“As a woman and as a Latina, I represent a lot of communities, and I want to tell all those communities that this isn’t my star, this is our star.”

Getting her start in soap operas The Young and The Restless and General Hospital, Longoria gained fame and a Golden Globe nomination, and won Screen Actors Guild awards for playing one of the four leading roles in Desperate Housewives.

Longoria’s third husband Jose Antonio Baston, with whom she is expecting her first child, also attended the event.

Felicity Huffman, from left, Eva Longoria, Anna Faris and Ricky Martin pose following a ceremony honoring Eva Longoria with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

(From L-R) Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria, Anna Faris and Ricky Martin pose following a ceremony honoring Longoria with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday in Los Angeles. Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

Monday’s ceremony coincided with the release of Longoria’s latest film Overboard, which co-stars Faris and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez, and tells the story of a yacht owner who suffers amnesia after falling overboard. It is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name.

Updated Date: Apr 17, 2018 14:17 PM