Desperate Housewives is over but Eva Longoria is not. She's on the cover of the September Lucky looking cool in a pair of short shorts.
Inside she discusses what she'll wear to first lady Michelle Obama's house assuming her candidate gets re-elected. Nothing too see-through, mind you. "The back is too sheer for the White House," she says about a Gucci sheath with a chiffon bodice and velvet accents that she tries on. "I'd never wear this."
Also, she talks about her pal Victoria Beckham (she's funny and has great style), missing her eight years with Housewives ("I miss the consistency of going to work"), studying the political other side (she just read a bio of Ronald Reagan) and why she never wears flip-flops.
"I was born in platform heels," she tells the mag. "I actually always fall down when I'm wearing flip-flops."
Texas-born-and-raised Longoria, a major supporter of President Obama, has become a celebrity talisman for his strong showing among Latinos, especially the Mexican-American Democrats who dominate the Latino vote. She has already been to the Obama White House and she's counting on going back in a second term.
But her new best friend is Cuban-born actor Andy Garcia, with whom she just co-starred in the forthcoming For Greater Glory. (She has two more movies coming in the fall and three more in the works.)
She says she and Garcia joke about doing every movie together. "We wanted to put it in each other's contracts," she says. "I'll do anything he asks."