'Desperate Housewives' Star James Denton on Testifying: 'It Was Brutal'
"Desperate Housewives" co-star James Denton sat down with "Extra's" AJ Calloway, and spoke about his character's shocking death that was revealed in Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination and battery case in court.
Having to testify was "brutal," and Denton went on to explain, "Part of [Sheridan's] case is that they hadn't killed off any big characters except Edie, so they asked me, and I was like, 'Technically, yeah, we haven't.' The next witness was one of our producers. They ask him and he's like, 'Well, except for Mike Delfino."
He continued, "And the jury's like, 'Ahh!' I think they just felt sorry for me, because this poor guy's in here, and he didn't know he was being killed!"
Sheridan, who claimed the show's creator, Marc Cherry, hit her on the head, played Edie Britt before she was killed off in the fifth season.
Denton also revealed he knew about his character's death for months. "I didn't tell my manager, my agent, or anybody. I just told my wife," the actor said.
James told AJ he hasn't kept in contact with Sheridan, saying, "I haven't seen her since she left the show, but that whole thing is unfortunate and everybody wants it to be over with."
Denton, who played Mike Delfino for eight seasons on the ABC drama, was gunned down just five episodes before the show's finale.
Denton, who appeared on "The View" in NYC on Monday, said, "We made it to the end, and then, pop!"
Mike Delfino's final farewell airs Sunday on ABC.