On ABC's 'Mistresses,' those who stray might well pay
A prime-time soap starring Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan brings the steam but also sisterhood.
By T.L. Stanley May 24, 2013, 5:00 a.m.
Alyssa Milano has been in fairly racy series in her television career, such as the bed-hopping-crazy "Melrose Place," but she needed persuading to star in a drama called "Mistresses." By its very title, not to mention its ongoing focus on infidelity, the ABC primetime soap seemed to the veteran actress to be a potential lightning rod.
Milano, who eventually signed on as one of the four leading ladies, said she could just imagine the angry tweets when word leaked about a U.S. version of the hit BBC series.
"I thought people would say, 'How can you be involved in a show that glamorizes cheating?'" Milano said recently from her L.A.-area home. "So one of the first things I needed to know was that the show had more depth than that."
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