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`Betty' Heating Up As Season Nears End

`Betty' Heating Up As Season Nears End

With its May 17 finale approaching, the cast and crew of ABC's "Ugly Betty' said Monday night there will be some "shocking" developments ahead, which could include romance for America Ferrera's Betty. With nerdy accountant Henry.
"There are huge developments, huge developments with Betty and Henry," teased Christopher Gorham, who plays Henry. "I can't tell you any more than that but it's exciting."
Gorham, Ferrera and other cast and crew members were gathered at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a seminar on the show, one of this season's rare new hits.
The series, a Hollywood-produced adaptation of the Colombian telenovela "Yo soy Betty, la fea" ("I Am Betty, the Ugly One"), centers on the ordinary-looking Betty, whose down-to-earth nature and extraordinary heart affect her body-beautiful co-workers at a high-fashion magazine.
Ferrera, who won a Golden Globe award for her portrayal, told AP Television that she had an inkling the series would be successful.
"I knew that we had a show that was very special and that we had a group of people that really loved it," she explained. "You hope that the audience is going to love it and latch on, and we got really lucky."
As for other coming plot developments, Ashley Jensen, who plays seamstress Christina, said to expect a "shocking" revelation about her character. And, Vanessa Williams revealed, her scheming Wilhelmina will come within a whisker of taking over the magazine. "She's still on her unrelenting pursuit of the takeover and she's trying a lot of different avenues and one avenue is becoming very, very successful," she noted.
"Betty" is executive produced by Oscar-nominated actor Salma Hayek, who recently announced she is pregnant. (Hayek is engaged to businessman Francois-Henri Pinault.) Tony Plana, who portrays Betty's beleaguered father, Ignacio, said the pregnancy has not slowed her down at all.
"She's there, she watches all the dailies," he said. "She writes notes ... she comes to our readings, checks up on us on the set. She's just been a very strong presence in the whole development of this remarkable year that we've had."


Updated : 2021-07-25 00:26 GMT+08:00