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Eva Longoria’s Character Fancies Her Son’s Teacher in ‘Decline and Fall’ Preview: Watch!

She’s smitten. Eva Longoria stars in the upcoming TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s 1928 novel, Decline and Fall, and Us Weekly has an exclusive sneak peek.

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The Desperate Housewives alum, 42, plays Margot Beste-Chetwynde in the series, which is set in the Roaring Twenties. In the clip, Beste-Chetwynde takes a liking to her son’s teacher Paul Pennyfeather (Jack Whitehall) during a sports event.

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Eva Longoria as Margot Beste-Chetwynde in ‘Decline and Fall’

“Are you a master here? Do you teach my boy?” she asks.

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Paul, an Oxford University student who was once wrongly accused of indecent exposure, later falls for Beste-Chetwynde and agrees to tutor her son over the summer. All seems well at first, but Paul is in for plenty of twists and surprises.

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Jack Whitehall as Paul Pennyfeather in ‘Decline and Fall’

Decline and Fall also stars David Suchet, Matthew Beard, Stephen Graham, Douglas Hodge and Oscar Kennedy.

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The BBC One comedy debuts on Monday, May 15, on Acorn TV. Acorn TV is a streaming service that curates dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

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