Teri Hatcher has recalled struggling to shoot her final scene for Desperate Housewives.
The popular US TV show ended after eight seasons earlier this year. Teri and her co-stars Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross have all revealed how emotional they felt about leaving the show behind.
Now Teri has admitted she had to mentally steel herself before filming her concluding sequence as ditzy housewife Susan Delfino.
"So, I knew this was gonna be the last scene. Andrea [Bowen, her on screen daughter] also knew it. And I just didn't want to get in that car!” Teri explained to German magazine Red. “I'm always a professional and punctual and I always learn my script. I never leave people waiting. So, I was standing there and they say, 'Go, get in the car!' And I answer, 'I don't think I can get in there! If I get in there now, I'm going away and never can come back!'"
While some scenes were emotionally challenging for Teri, she also suffered physical pain on the set of Desperate Housewives.
The 47-year-old actress once had to film a scene where she was stripping and had to mask the agony as she was carrying a rib injury at the time.
"The rib had been damaged when I started that scene. I threw a birthday party for my daughter and she wanted a performance. So I tried to arrange the scenery and fell off a ladder!” Teri laughed. “But I thought, if I can get up somehow the party can begin! After that we had rehearsals for the strip scene and as I pulled up the pole my rib finally broke. That hurt like hell!"© Cover Media