Mother Superior

By EW Staff
Updated June 17, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Must List 2005: Felicity Huffman

Age 42

Mustworthiness Lest we forget that Huffman was the Desperate Housewife who came to the hit series with the most serious pedigree, she reminds us of her range and chops in the film Transamerica, playing Sabrina ”Bree” Osbourne, a transgender woman.

Bree Club Because Transamerica was filmed right before Desperate Housewives, ”every time they’d call for Marcia [Cross, who plays Bree Van De Kamp], I’d go running to the set. I actually felt somewhat proprietary about the name.”

Lynette Scavo: Devious Housewife ”I didn’t think that [my character] Lynette and Tom were on their way to separation, but I did think her betrayal [telling Tom’s boss not to promote him] had to be dealt with, because otherwise they would have been on their way to separation. She didn’t deal with it in the most straightforward way, but she was fighting for her family. They were noble motives.”

Lynette Scavo: Working Housewife ”I’m excited every time a new Housewives script comes in, so anything they throw at me, I get excited by — it will be a new backdrop.”

Bra Support ”I’ll get in lingerie when [creator] Marc Cherry gets in lingerie. That’s my deal.”

Next Season 2 of Housewives in September; Transamerica opens Dec. 2.