Eva Longoria was all about multitasking on the set of her latest project!
ET's Leanne Aguilera caught up with the 43-year-old entertainer at ABC's Television Critics Association winter press tour on Tuesday and she revealed what it was like to have her and husband Jose Baston's 7-month-old son, Santiago, on the set of Grand Hotel, the upcoming drama series that she produces.
"It was fun," she gushed of having her little boy on set. "When I was directing, I had just had Santi and I was breastfeeding as I was saying action and running around. I thought, 'This will be easy. I'm not in front of the camera. There's no pressure to look amazing,' [but] it was so hard."
"I was like, 'What am I doing?'" she continued. "But he's grown up on the set. He's been on the set every episode. This cast is like his surrogate family."
Longoria even made it a point to honor her son within the series, naming one of the main characters after him. The series follows Longoria's son's namesake, a hotel owner in Miami, whose grown children and second wife enjoy the lavish lifestyle afforded to them, while drama abounds with both their family and the hotel's employees.
"It was a lot of fun," Longoria said of making the series. "It was an original Spanish format that was a period piece that happened in the 1800s and I was obsessed with it."
"I was like, 'I wanna contemporize that. What would a family-owned hotel look like today with the upstairs and the downstairs? What happens if we set it in Miami, which is a sexy character in itself? What happens if we populate it with all these wonderful and beautiful people?'" she pondered. "And then voila, you have Grand Hotel."