Desperate Housewives Turn Down $9.5 Playboy Offer
Following up on the previous story, I discovered this bit of interesting news:
Actress TERI HATCHER banned her DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES co-stars from accepting a $9.5 million (GBP5 million) offer to pose naked for men’s magazine PLAYBOY. Porn mogul HUGH HEFNER asked the hit TV show’s female stars, Hatcher, NICOLETTE SHERIDAN, MARCIA CROSS, EVA LONGORIA and FELICITY HUFFMAN to strip off for a special edition of the raunchy publication.
But Hatcher was disgusted by the proposition, so warned the cast not to cheapen their images by agreeing to the photo shoot. She says, “I looked at it seriously, but it’s inappropriate. “It’s just an opportunity to see celebrities without their clothes.
Well, yes. That would be the point. It’s not as if Hatcher’s primary claim to fame is something other than being exceedingly attractive. (I have it on authority that they’re real and they’re spectacular.)
Seeing that this demanded further inquiry, I probed deeper into this mystery.
The gorgeous cast of ‘Desperate Housewives’ were forced to turn down a Ã‚£5million offer to pose nude for Playboy after Teri Hatcher refused to strip for the magazine. Magazine owner Hugh Hefner offered the huge sum to the US show’s five beautiful stars, Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Nicolette Sheridan, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman, to appear in a special edition of the erotic publication featuring all of them naked.
However, although some of the actresses were reportedly keen to peel off for the shoot, the deal was scuppered by Hatcher – who previously stripped for her role in James Bond movie ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ – who turned down the offer after much consideration. She said: “I looked at it seriously but it’s inappropriate. It’s just an opportunity to see celebrities without their clothes.”
Earlier this month, it was revealed Hatcher is earning a staggering Ã‚£150,000 per episode, following the phenomenal success of the first series of ‘Desperate Housewives’. The 40-year-old actress – who pocketed a “meagre” Ã‚£20,000 for each hour-long show during the first series – was rewarded by bosses for signing up for a second series of the hit show with an incredible 650 per cent pay rise after becoming the show’s main star. Meanwhile, her co-stars, who used to earn just Ã‚£970 for each episode, also received undisclosed pay rises as well as a new car each.
Apparently, splitting $9.5 million five ways is less enticing when one is making that kind of money.