Teri Hatcher starred on Desperate Housewives and Lois and Clark: The Adventures of Superman. She’s been on commercials. She even guest starred on Supergirl last year.
But a new report came out, claiming that she’s broke, living out of her van, and possibly suicidal. Could it be?
In the video below, you’ll see an interviewer sit down with Teri to learn the truth.
On Thursday, Teri Hatcher sat down — on International Women’s Day, no less — to explain how the explosive report about her current living situation came to be.
"The way this works is: a couple of weeks ago, the magazine reached out to my publicist to say: ‘We have the paparazzi photos of Teri at the beach.’"
Specifically, the photos were of her, in and beside a van.
"Which, by the way, I was filming a drive-by for my show. You know, we have the van driving around Los Angeles. And we were doing some beach drive-bys. They looked beautiful."
She has a YouTube series in which she travels in a van and sits down with people to talk.
"So they had these photos of me being in the van, and they said they were going to run this story about me being broke — and I think they used the word ‘suicidal’ and ‘homeless’ and whatever."
She says that her representatives shut that down.
"And my lawyer and my publicist said ‘that’s categorically not true, you can’t print that; she’s doing a YouTube show, that’s her van. She has many homes in many states all over the country. There’s nothing about this that’s true.’"
In fact, if you were to look up Hatcher’s estimated net worth, you’d find that she’s worth approximately $50 million.
"And then they went and ran it anyway."
"And that is even more egregious that it was so purposefully hurtful."
She says that there’s more to this than people may have realized.
She says that the story about her is part of a sexist narrative that tabloid exploit.
"Again, the reason that it’s important for me to talk about it is because, you know, also on that cover was a picture of Sharon Stone."
She gets into that context and talks about why it’s important.
"A beautiful picture of Sharon Stone. Tripping, I guess, on a curb, like many people do."
Again, that’s tripping on a curb, physically, not tripping balls, pharmaceutically.
(The city streets where I live are old and I trip on them a lot)
"And the caption was ‘Near 60 Sharon Stone Collapses.’"
She talks about what these two stories playing out on the same cover made her think.
"And it just made me think, you know, as actresses age, as women age in our society, magazines like this are fostering a culture of disrespect."
Some might argue that magazines are just using an existing culture of disrespect — of misogyny and of ageism — in order to sell themselves.
"Of trying to take down and take away the power of women who have accomplished a lot in their careers."
That’s so sad. But Teri says that she won’t be silenced.
"Who have a lot still to say."
When she shared a behind-the-scenes photo of her interview, Teri spoke triumphantly in the captions:
"Getting the last laugh on #internationalwomensday. We all deserve a society where women of all ages are respected, and that can start with not accepting lies on the cover of a magazine."
She’s absolutely right. Women deserve respect.
There are plenty of stars who squandered millions or even tens of millions.
Teri, however, is not one of them.
Watch her interview here: