Eva Longoria works in front, behind camera on 'Grand Hotel'
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eva Longoria was so busy behind the scenes of the upcoming series "Grand Hotel," it took a bit for the actress to realize there was no part for her.
As an executive producer on the ABC drama, Longoria was in position to do something about it. She asked writer Brian Tanen to create something for her. She will appear in four episodes of the show that takes place at the last family-owned hotel in Miami.
Longoria began filming about five months after giving birth to her first child, Santiago Baston, whom she toted with her at a TV critics' meeting Tuesday. She says the first time viewers see her she's about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) heavier than the last time she appears because she was breastfeeding during filming.