DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Nicolette Sheridan originally auditioned for a different role in the hit TV series.

The 41-year-old star - who plays sex-obsessed divorcee EDIE BRITT in the ABC comedy smash - was initially invited to take on domestic goddess BREE VAN DE KAMP, a role ultimately filled by MARCIA CROSS.

And she admits the audition was a bizarre experience.

She says, "I thought she would be desperately depressing, so I was half-hearted.

"I went along in a fabulous white CHLOE suit and this vest that was cut to my navel.

"When they asked me to read for Edie, I just pulled off the jacket - I went in to be a nice housewife and came out a slut!"

31/01/2005 21:24