Teri Hatcher: I'd be the first to sign up for a 'Desperate Housewives' reunion

Teri Hatcher (as Susan Mayer) stars in "Desperate Housewives" (ABC) season one episode "Ah, But Underneath," Oct. 10, 2004. (WENN)

Teri Hatcher would be "the first person" to sign up for a "Desperate Housewives" reunion.

The 53-year-old actress starred as Susan Mayer on the hit TV show from 2004 until it came to an end in 2012. With more and more shows being rebooted in recent years, Hatcher was asked during an interview on Britain's "Loose Women" on Wednesday if she'd ever consider reprising the role for a new series of the much-loved program.

"I would be the first person (to sign up). I never wanted it to be over, I love the characters," she smiled. However, when one of the panellists asked her what she thinks the chances are of a reboot, Hatcher mused: "I don't think they're very good. Just because of the creators -- it's not the women, I think the women would probably all do it."

She also revealed that while she and her co-stars, including Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross, are "not so much" in touch these days, they are all "very supportive" of everything they're doing. And referring to the news that Longoria will soon become a first-time mother, Hatcher added: "Very excited that Eva's about to have her first baby!"

Hatcher is a mother herself, to 20-year-old daughter Emerson with ex-husband Jon Tenney. Emerson is now in her second year of college, and while she had been terrified about coping with "empty nest syndrome" following her only child moving out, Hatcher has done her best to see the upside of her situation.

"For me personally, the last year of high school was this anticipatory time of me thinking, it's going to be awful, I'm going to be a mess and sobbing and have nothing to do," she admitted. "But really what happened to me was the opposite, which was, I mean, I didn't actually do this but I like to think of it like, the second she left I took off all my clothes, lit up a joint and just ran around the house.

"I didn't really do that, but that was the idea -- it really can be how you perceive it. You can perceive it as, you spend a lot of energy for 18 years being a great mom, making your child the focus, and so finally it's your time, it's your time to be selfish, to pay attention to yourself, to exercise more, to eat better, to find your new purpose in the world and what you're passionate about."