Teri Hatcher is a diva on the Desperate Housewives set

A couple of weeks ago we reported on a story from The National Enquirer that former Desperate Housewives star Nicolette Sheridan stripped her trailer of almost everything on her last day on set. Nicolette was said to be upset that she was being written off the show and decided to grab everything that she could before leaving.

The Enquirer may have a source on set as they’re running a story this week that claims that Teri Hatcher isn’t a joy to work with, either. She’s said to be acting snotty and entitled on set and the crew and is supposedly trying to appease her:

“Nicolette was bad, but I think Teri is by far the most problematic at the network,” a set insider told The Enquirer.

“She can be so rude and ill-mannered – snatching things out of crew members’ and assistants’ hands without saying please or thank you.”

Wardrobe department workers recently felt Teri’s wrath. She made them haul all of the clothes, shows and accessories chosen for her character to an area outside of her trailer, and then she picked out everything she didn’t like and told them to get rid of it, says the source.

“It’s truly bizarre – everyone has to cater to her like she is a queen.

“Teri doesn’t eat with all the cast and crew. It is as if she thinks she is above them.

“A runner drives to upscale restaurants such as Katsuya or Armoa Cafe so she can eat in her trailer and drink her many bottles of expensive cabernet that she has stored.

“The woman doesn’t even go to the hair and make-up trailer – they come to wherever she is!

“When fans are driven by the Wisteria Lane set, she often doesn’t wave or smile like the other actresses. She will turn her back,” claims the insider.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, April 13, 2009]

I hope this is exaggerated or just someone spreading rumors about Teri, because she always struck me as a nice person and I don’t want to imagine her treating people like crap. She gets a lot of flack for being an older woman with wrinkles and a thin face and I don’t think it’s fair. I also think it was incredibly brave of her to come out and speak about her childhood abuse, and I’ve had a high opinion of her since. Whatever happened, Teri surely pissed off someone on set. It just goes to show that you should strive to be nice to everyone you encounter in life no matter what their position. People from all walks in life have connections and you never know when bad behavior is going to come back to bite you in the butt. Plus it’s just common courtesy to treat people as you would like to be treated.

Teri Hatcher is shown on 4/2/09 at the premiere of the Hannah Montana movie with her daughter Emerson, 11. Credit: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures

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  1. heh-heh says:

    “She gets a lot of flack for being an older woman with wrinkles, a thin face and the wonkiest eyes in TV, which can stare in two different directions at once, like the dislocated headlights on a 74 Chevy which has hit a streetlight…”


  2. Pufft says:

    I read a similar report last year. Apparently Teri is a diva…

  3. idkwhattowritehere says:

    wow thats surprising…you know in the first 4 seasons she seemed so cute and loveable. but season 5 she seemed serious and disconnected…she lost that charisma and cheerfulness that was so loveable about her character. Maybe something happened and its making her this way. Whatever the case, I hope she gets back to the way her character was seasons 1-4 by next season!

  4. Granger says:

    It is refreshing to see a beautiful 45-year-old woman who actually looks 45!

  5. UrbanRube says:

    I think I told this story before — sorry if so. I volunteered at the Los Angeles Food Bank one day around Christmas 2007. All of a sudden people on the line were whispering and in walks Teri Hatcher with a crowd of the Food Bank’s executives and a couple of camera people. She definitely didn’t work all day and it was most definitely done to bring publicity to the Food Bank, but I can say that day that she seemed absolutely friendly and charming. No stories of what she’s like one to one.

  6. jm says:

    It’s so easy to say all those mean things under cover of anonymity. If the “set insider” wants to give his/her name, and be up front about it, then I’ll believe it.

  7. yadira says:

    Aside from the wonky eye, she would look better if she put on a little weight. She has always been thin but once the show gained popularity she began to wither away into this wrinkly bag of skin.

    Not making fun of wrinkles or anything but her face would fill out a little better if she added 10 lbs to her 80 lb body

  8. Mme X says:

    I’m surprised by these reports, bec she tends to come across as pretty likeable. I remember a Vanity Fair interview some years back in which she spoke rather candidly about a terrible break-up. The rumors were that the unnamed gent in question was Clooney. In any case, she seemed to come across much like her character–at least in the early days of the show. Does anyone know who the unnamed heartbreaker was?

  9. Ally says:

    I find Teri Hatcher so impressive. Her career in the cutthroat world of Hollywood has been incredible. From starting out as a rockette on the Love Boat to still having leading TV roles in her 40s. She has struggled through some lean years, but maintained herself professionally in a truly exemplary fashion.

    She does a wonderful voice acting job in “Coraline”, too.

  10. jUDY says:

    She looks older then 45 ..and a friend that saw the wole crew were shocked for the way she was behaving..she thinks she is the star of that show and acts like everyone should bow to her..they need to get rid of her too.

  11. ChristinaT says:

    this woman looks like a horse… although horses are very elegant animals… why doesn’t she eat something every once in a while? what kind of role model is she for her daughter?

  12. j. ferber says:

    I remember Nicolette Sheridan said in an interview that some of the housewives eat and some don’t. I’m guessing Teri is in the “don’t” group.

  13. Elanenergy says:

    I’m starting to suspect that botox has a really negative effect on people’s disposition. A health study needs to be done. Teri def needs to back off the needle. Her face looks botoxidiculous.

  14. spiceee says:

    Her face looks a bit scary to me.

  15. Rebecca says:

    1997 wants its shirt back