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Eva Longoria in BBC's Decline and Fall

Eva Longoria in BBC's Decline and Fall

Eva Longoria in BBC's Decline and Fall

Eva Longoria in BBC's Decline and Fall

Eva Longoria poses as she arrives for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 ceremony

Eva Longoria poses as she arrives for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 ceremony

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Actress Eva Longoria and Jose Antonio Baston attend amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR15/WireImage)

Actress Eva Longoria and Jose Antonio Baston attend amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR15/WireImage)

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Actress Eva Longoria attends the Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast

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Eva Longoria poses as she arrives for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016

Eva Longoria poses as she arrives for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016

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Eva Longoria in BBC's Decline and Fall

Actress Eva Longoria has ticked another major thing off her bucket list after starring in a BBC period drama.

The former Desperate Housewives star jumped at the chance to lead the cast in a new adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Decline And Fall, and couldn't believe she'd be working with great Brit David Suchet and filming in Welsh castles.

"David is such a great, well-respected actor... but he was lovely...," she explains. "He immediately put me at ease.

"From the first moment I stepped on set I knew I was surrounded by geniuses... They’re just amazing, amazing actors and great comedians. If you’re not paying attention you’ll miss the joke."

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Eva Longoria in BBC's Decline and Fall

Eva Longoria in BBC's Decline and Fall

The film, which also features stand-up Jack Whitehall, toured the castles of Wales and Eva soaked up the history.

"I’d never been to Wales and because this is in the 1930s and it takes place in a school, there were some gorgeous locations we shot at. Castle after castle, and manor after manor.

"I’ve always been dying to do a period piece, I’ve always wanted to do something with the BBC and I’ve always wanted to do something in the UK. So when this came up, it felt like it was written for me."

Decline And Fall debuts in Britain on March 31.

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Eva Longoria poses as she arrives for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 ceremony

Eva Longoria poses as she arrives for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 ceremony

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Meanwhile, busy Eva is giving TV comedy another go by signing on to star in a new pilot titled Type-A. The lovely Latina's last sitcom, Telenovela, was axed after one season, but now she'll be back as an ambitious and brutally honest consultant who struggles to show her inner "nice girl", reports Variety.com.

She also recently shot a guest arc on U.S. hip-hop drama series Empire.

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