The popular dramedy Devious Maids (2013) chronicles the lives of five friends who deal with their own drama while doing more than just mopping and dusting.
Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz (as Marisol Suarez), Dania Ramirez (as Rosie Westmore), and (Zoila Diaz).
Here are some unknown facts about the show!
They are sirens from small-screen movies
For her part in “Ugly Betty,” which also had its origins in a soap, Ana Ortiz is well-known. Judy Reyes worked on the medical sitcom “Scrubs” for eight seasons. While Dana Remirez was on “Entourage,” Roselyn Sanchez appeared in “Without a Trace.” Edy Ganem, who portrays Judy Reyes’ daughter, is the group’s newest member.
ABC declined the project
ABC originally set up the pilot. Lifetime took on the project after ABC turned it down and began production.
Roles were turned down
One of the principal roles was offered to Gina Rodriguez, but she declined it.
The performance gets off to a fast start
The ads for the show, which frequently show images of maids wiping up blood or squeezing blood from a sponge, are indicative of the storyline from the very beginning. After a housekeeper, Flora, was stabbed at her employers’ party, the pilot begins with a murder.
Carmen was not meant to be as she was
Before the episode debuted, the entire Carmen storyline had to be revised, according to series creator Marc Cherry. Alejandro was actually a lady whose drug-addicted lover (Shiv) had been admitted to treatment.
More of a virgin
The lead part in Jane the Virgin is played by Gina Rodriguez, who first turned down the job because she did not connect with the script.
Cleaning the home
Except for the premiere, every episode of season 1 has a chore as its name. The conclusion, Totally Clean, served as a metaphor for finishing off the housework.
The main ensemble is entirely Latina
The show’s main ladies, a group of five maids, are all of Latin ancestry. Longoria called it “breakthrough television” and noted that this was the first time a show featuring this group composition had been broadcast.
The title was no coincidence
The title of the program is formatted similarly to “Desperate Housewives.” A writer for both serial operas is Marc Cherry.
All Episodes the cast was in
Only four cast members—Ana Ortiz, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, and Judy Reyes—appeared in all 13 of season 2’s episodes.