Actress Marla Sokoloff had a worrying time during her brief stint as a nanny on the hit American show DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - because she'd never held a baby before.

The former star of The Practice, 24, will be seen in her thre-eepisode guest-starring role from Sunday (12DEC04), and she feared how inexperienced she'd look onscreen as a nanny.

She says, "I've never even held a baby before. I was so nervous because I was just handed this beautiful nine-month-old girl and I was like, 'Oh, my God, don't drop the baby!'

"But I wound up falling in love with her."

10/12/2004 19:18