Eva Longoria on Life And Career: “I Feel Like a Free Bird”

Don’t cry for Eva Longoria. Life after her hit show Desperate Housewives has been sweeter than ever, and the actress is the first one to attest to that. In an interview with WWD the 37-year-old actress said, "I’m so excited to turn the page and embark on this new journey of my career, of my life. You know, Desperate Housewives [was] all-consuming.”

She adds, “It’s year-round filming. It’s always in L.A., you don’t have time to travel, you don’t have time to do movies, you don’t have time to do anything else. So now, I feel like a free bird.”

Eva is using her freedom wisely. The actress, who produced a documentary on U.S. farmers titled, Harvest, is now producing a dating show, Ready for Love. The show premieres this fall on NBC, and Eva admits it’s not going to be your mom and dad’s type of dating show. “This one is more than girls and guys coming on a show trying to find love. We use three professional matchmakers and we have three potential grooms who want to be authentically matched up and want to find the one,” Eva reveals.

Besides keeping her hold on show business, the L’Oreal model is also completing her master’s degree in Chicano Studios with a concentration in Political Science at California State University, which she plans to complete by December 2012.

In the meantime she’s channeling her passion for politics by endorsing Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. Eva admits that the decision to support Obama was pretty clean cut, “I think it’s going to be a pretty clear choice, when the election comes around, of who is for the middle class, who is for women, and who is for Latinas.”