LATEST: Joan Collins' hopes of playing Teri Hatcher's mother in the hit TV show Desperate Housewives have been dashed - actress Lesley Ann Warren has landed the coveted role.

Former DYNASTY star Collins recently revealed her wishes to land a regular slot on the ratings juggernaut, and even told agent to do whatever he could to make her dream come true.

But the role of SOPHIE BREMMER has been given to Warren, who starred as Maggie Gyllenhaal's mother in the acclaimed independent movie SECRETARY.

As the high-maintenance mother of Hatcher's character SUSAN, she shows up unexpectedly, seeking boyfriend advice from her equally baffled daughter.

Although Warren is currently scheduled for only one episode ofthe show, it is expected that Susan will get a visit from her mother again in the future.

19/02/2005 02:06