One of the stars of hit US TV series Desperate Housewives has denied speculation of a rift between the cast.
Desperate Housewives has been a hit on both sides of the Atlantic
Felicity Huffman, who plays Lynette Scavo in the show, said the four lead actresses were "all friends".
Reports of tension at a photoshoot for Vanity Fair magazine were dismissed as "a tempest in a teapot" by Huffman.
The programme, shown on Channel 4 in the UK, has proved a ratings winner on both sides of the Atlantic, and has been commissioned for a second series.
Huffman said she could not understand the string of stories speculating that the cast did not get on.
"People have been waiting and have been wanting us to fight from the beginning," she said.
"Why do they think there's going to be a catfight? I don't get it," added the actress.
She said there were "serious shopping forays" and social gatherings with co-stars Eva Longoria, who plays Gabrielle and Marcia Cross, who plays Bree Van De Kamp.
Other members of the cast include former Superman TV actress Teri Hatcher and Nicolette Sheridan, who used to appear in US soap Knots Landing.
The main cast members recently appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, accompanied by an article by writer Ned Zeman that alleged difficulties between two stars.
Huffman recently finished filming the final episode of Desperate Housewives and will appear in new film Transamerica, which is being premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.