Nicollette Sheridan isn’t shedding any tears over her departure from Desperate Housewives.

“When the show started it was such a different beast,” she told the new issue of TV Guide magazine.

“It was exciting and dangerous and funny and edgy and bizarre. It started feeling a little complacent, and that was very frustrating.”

The actress, who has already left the show after filming her last episode as man eater Edie Britt, told the mag she would have departed sooner, but was ‘contractually bound, so there was no way out on your own terms’.

Nicollette also had words to say about Housewives creator Marc Cherry, who never added her to Desperate Housewives’ opening credits.

“I think whoever Edie represented in Marc’s life was somebody he didn’t like,” she said. “And he had a very difficult time distinguishing between fact and fiction. When you have a jewel, why not polish it and put it out there for all to see?”

But Marc insisted there were no more Edie stories left to tell.

“Edie’s already slept with most of the guys on the street and has caused about as many problems as she could,” he said.

Nicollette’s last episode airs in the UK on Wednesday April 22 at 10pm on Channel 4.

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