"When the show started it was such a different beast," Usmagazine quoted her as telling the new issue of TV Guide. "It was exciting and dangerous and funny and edgy and bizarre. It started feeling a little complacent, and that was very frustrating," she added.
When told of her character Edie Britt's demise, "I said, 'OK, sayonara. It's been a great ride. Thank you,'" she added.
The 45-year-old British actress said she would've left sooner, but all the women were 'contractually bound, so there was no way out on your own terms.' Sheridan also slammed show creator Marc Cherry for ignoring her, never adding her face to the opening credits and rarely speaking about her in interviews. "When you have a jewel, why not polish it and put it out there for all to see?" she said.
However, Cherry insists Sheridan's character was no longer relevant on the show and he was under tremendous pressure to cut costs. "Edie's already slept with most of the guys on the street and has caused about as many problems as she could," he said. "There has been tremendous pressure put on me to cut costs ... the network is saying to all the shows, 'The company is really hurting financially. You must find a way to produce these shows more cheaply,'" he added.