Eva Longoria to Speak at Democratic National Convention

September 6, 2012 By:
Eva Longoria to Speak at Democratic National Convention

The “Desperate Housewives” star is taking on a new role in the 2012 presidential campaign: Cheerleader.

Eva Longoria will be one of Thursday night’s Democratic National Convention featured speakers. And - though she breaths the same Hollywood air as her Republican counterpart, Clint Eastwood - the actress promises that her speech will not feature any “empty chairs.”

Leading up to the beg speech, Eva has been making the rounds to news outlets.

On a Thursday morning airing of NBC’s “Today,” she admitted that she was a little nervous about her address, but hopes her words can stand independent of the Gran Torino star.

“Everyone keeps comparing us because we’re both from the entertainment industry, but I’m a co-chair for the campaign,” she told Savannah Guthrie.

The actress is a national co-chair for the Obama campaign and known political activist. According to the interview, she will speak from her experience on the campaign, rather than employing sensational invisible Obama-style tactics.

“I’m on the ground, I’ve been in swing states,” Eva said. “I’ve been talking to the American people, I’ve been out there speaking on behalf of Obama’s record, I’ve been in the trenches.”

In addition to talking about Obama’s appeal to women, the actress teased she would address Latin American-related issues including the “economy, jobs, healthcare” and “education” in her speech.

Eva also stopped by “Piers Morgan Tonight” where she admitted that she tried not to pay too much attention to Clint’s empty chair stunt at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last week.

"It was interesting, yeah, but I haven’t seen the whole thing so it’s not fair for me to judge it," Eva said.

Also included in Thursday’s events include addresses from President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The Democratic rally kicks off at 6 p.m. ET.