Teri Hatcher and James Denton, stars of “Desperate Housewives,” are reunited for the first time since leaving Wisteria Lane over ten years ago.
The couple told “Good Morning America” that chemistry-wise, they “just slipped right back into” sharing the screen again for “A Kiss Before Christmas,” their new Hallmark Channel holiday film premiering Sunday.
“There’s a lot of trusts,” Hatcher, 56, told “GMA.” “We both agree that when you start out your relationship working together nude in the bushes, you either develop a lot of trusts straight away or it’s not going to work,” he said. “It’s just one of those situations where it feels like a long time has passed, but it also feels like it happened yesterday.”
He described the level of trust as “extremely comfortable,” recalling how she helped him get through one of the film’s most tough parts.
Denton remarked, “That’s something you can’t purchase.”
The following is an excerpt from the Hallmark Channel’s synopsis of “Ethan [Denton] wishes his life was different and wakes up to a new reality – he isn’t married to Joyce [Hatcher], doesn’t have kids, and is the CEO of his firm,” according to “A Kiss Before Christmas.” To reclaim his life, Ethan must persuade Joyce before Christmas that their happily ever after awaits them.”
Denton claims that the film is not at all like “Desperate Housewives” viewers may expect.
“We had one bedroom scene on the second day,” he quipped, “and we laughed because [Hatcher] got on long sleeves and long legs, these silk pajamas, and I was like, ‘We’re not on Wisteria Lane anymore.'” “It was a lot different than what we were used to, but it was probably more age-appropriate.”
Hatcher explained that her and Denton’s “Desperate Housewives” characters, Mike and Susan, “never had the happily ever after ending that maybe people expected for them,” so she decided to make “A Kiss Before Christmas” for the audience.
“So I think they’ll acquire it vicariously via seeing this film,” she added.
Denton claimed he didn’t mind that Mike was killed off at the conclusion of “Desperate Housewives” eighth and final season, despite Susan’s anguish.
“When they murdered me at the end, it was sort of fortuitous because I got a tremendous send-off,” he remarked. “So I had the best of both worlds,” says the narrator, “since all the boys were terrified of being murdered.”
This didn’t sit well with Hatcher, who stated, “I didn’t see it that way at all. For days and days, I cried.”
On Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. ET, Hallmark Channel will air “A Kiss Before Christmas.”