DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Teri Hatcher has gone against the Hollywood grain by refusing to hire a publicist.

The beautiful actress believes there's no point in employing somebody to shield her from the enquiring media.

She says, "I feel like when you embrace that, you're sort of subconsciously saying you want to be part of this 'no comment' game that goes on. And I don't want to be.

"I don't feel like I have anything to protect myself from. I'm a person who tries to do everything right. I treat people nicely and I behave well.

"If someone's wondering something, they can call and ask me and I can tell them. I mean, if I need a publicist to protect me from Hollywood, how can we figure out the Middle East?"

05/04/2005 21:29