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Eva Longoria embraces the anything-can-happen atmosphere of 'Telenovela'

Eva Longoria embraces the anything-can-happen atmosphere of 'Telenovela'

Eva Longoria's return to prime-time television on the NBC comedy "Telenovela" comes four years after she said goodbye to her career-defining role as wealthy Gabrielle Solis on "Desperate Housewives." And in this particular moment, it's a role that has her drenched in water.

As Ana Sofia, the over-the-top leading lady of the show-within-the-show "Las Leyes de Pasión" (The Laws of Passion), Longoria is the star of a comedy that peers behind the scenes of a popular Spanish-language soap opera, a telenovela where the drama offscreen is just as melodramatic as the drama onscreen. Ana Sofia is bossy but lovable, out of control while trying to be the...

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