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Nicollette told the magazine that a real person in the life of creator Marc Cherry is likely responsible for her character's death.
"Somebody up there really wanted her dead. I think whoever Edie represented in Marc's life was somebody he didn't like," Nicollette said. "And he had a very difficult time distinguishing between fact and fiction."
But Marc said Edie's exit had more to do with the character having run amuck on Wisteria Lane.
"Edie's already slept with most of the guys on the street and has caused about as many problems as she could," Marc said.
It is unknown if he will replace Edie with another gal on the street, but if he does, she won't be of the same ilk.
"We will find a new kind of sexiness coming through Wisteria Lane," he said. "What I won't do is cast another forty something sexy blonde… [Nicollette] performed the aging neighborhood tramp better than anyone has ever done before."
As for Nicollette, she thinks the show lost somewhat of its edge, awhile ago.
"When the show started it was such a different beast," she said. "It was exciting and dangerous and funny and edgy and bizarre. It started feeling a little complacent and that was very frustrating."
Nicollette's final episode airs Sunday, April 19 on ABC.
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