Desperate Housewives started that whole industry which is all over the world now. “Jesse kind of kept to himself — [he] got off the show pretty quickly. Denton is just a simple guy who knows his way with a wrench: “You know [Mike] was a real blue-collar guy with a dog and a pick-up truck and that’s me exactly.
What cracks me up is the way the people dress and look because that is kind of what we did on our show! He’s kind of a handy man guy who knows if he was even a plumber or not, we don’t know, but I do all that stuff myself.
It was very colorful you know and a lot of big hair and [being] very conscious of your makeup and your figure and high heels. I’m always building something, working on something around the house.
I mean, I’ve never worn such high heels before I was on [the show] and I was the housewife that didn’t really get that dressed up except on occasion, but yeah you realize, wow this is a look that has been set now for the world which you know, for better or for worse. So aside from the pain killer addiction and cop killing thing, we’re pretty much alike.” If you felt like the show’s themes and dark comedy were familiar, this may be why: “Shakespeare is very elastic in that you can be as broad as you want and it can support a lot of big emotions, but you can also be subtle and I felt that way about Desperate Housewives,” Delany said.
Denton tells us the episode three scene holds a special place in his heart as well: “Believe it or not, that’s not why it was my favorite episode.
Susan and I walked across the street and it was their first date and she says: ’Thanks for being such a gentleman, when I was outside naked you know’ and I say something like, ’You know I had to be honest I did take a peek and for what it’s worth WOW’ and walked away and she just literally blushed in the scene. Felicity Huffman and Marc Cherry threw the best parties.
He’s also been linked to actress Teri Hatcher and “Dancing With the Stars” pro Julianne Hough.
I think it would of been one of those relationships with women in their older years going ’Oh it was you all along! When we saw the naked, accident-prone Susan (Hatcher) fall into the bushes only to be caught by her love interest Mike (Denton), we were immediately hooked.
We had so much fun shooting it — it was really, really hot and great and everybody loved it, and it was just too much for ABC.
It was supposed to be black and white in the security camera, you know kind of grainy. I thought they might find a way to make it blurry enough to use, but they never did.
What did the cast do when they weren’t on their hectic shooting schedules? An (almost) nude sex scene with Mike and Katherine didn’t make it to air.
Delany gives us the scoop: “I’ve gone to Felicity’s house a few times to play charades. Denton and Delany both make it clear that their respect for one another and real life chemistry is what made shooting their short-lived romance so enjoyable.