Eva Longoria has revealed her shock over at Donald Trump's presidential victory, saying the news left her bedridden. In a new interview with Extra, the Desperate Housewives actress and prominent Hillary Clinton supporter said she was still coming to term with the reality of the defeat.
"I was in bed for almost two days after this election, so I can't imagine what she's feeling, you know?" she told Extra host Mario Lopez. "I was so devastated. I can't imagine what she feels."
Ahead of the 8 November election, Longoria was one of the many thespians to publicly voice their support for Clinton.
She denounced Trump and also voiced her outrage over his rhetoric on immigrants and Muslims during her speech to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
" So when Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he's insulting American families," she told the crowd. "My father is not a criminal or rapist. In fact, he's a United States veteran."
Despite her Democrat alliance, Longoria insists that – as the United States is a democracy – she has accepted the "people have spoken".
She now hopes the Republican will surprise naysayers and reunite a divided America before taking office in January. "I think it's a time where our country needs to move forward, and I hope that President-elect Trump understands he has to be the president for all Americans, not just the people who voted for him. I think that's gonna take some effort to mend those wounds that some of these communities felt."
The 41-year-old also revealed she is familiar with a side of Trump that many didn't see during his campaign for the White House. She recalled him making a magnanimous gesture after he was unable to attend a charity event.
"I'm also rooting for compassionate Donald to come out," she said. "I actually knew him prior to all this, and I remember I had a fundraiser for one of my child farmworker documentaries in New York and we invited everybody in New York to come and he couldn't come.
She added: "He sent me a note and said, 'I'm so sorry I can't be there, I hope this helps. It was a check donating to this charity...and that's the Donald I knew and that's the Donald I remember."