America Ferrera wants Ugly Betty reunion movie
America Ferrera wants an ‘Ugly Betty’ reunion movie.
The 32-year-old actress – who played the titular character Betty Suarez in the TV series from 2006 to 2010 – reunited with her co-stars at the ATX Television Festival over the weekend and revealed her hopes for a big-screen adaptation.
She said: "I mean, it took 20 minutes for everyone to say yes to my email to be at ATX. I think they’re going to be at the reunion movie."
According to Variety, she also joked about Hulu picking up the show for a two-hour special.
She said: "Hulu’s going to pick us up for a two-hour special.
"That’s not true, but if you tweet it…Everybody here take out your phone. Hashtag: Betty Reboot. We need a hashtag and tweet it out and then we’re going to get Hulu to buy a two-hour special."
And America, who was joined by former co-stars including Michael Urie, Tony Plana, Eric Mabius, Ana Ortiz, Vanessa Williams, Mark Indelicato, Rebecca Romijn, Ashley Jensen and Judith Light, admitted she struggled to say goodbye to the comedy series.
She explained: "It was like losing a family. There’s always a little piece of me…that still doesn’t want to let this go."
Showrunner Silvio Horta also voiced his support for a reunion but only if the entire cast was involved.
He said: "Here’s the only thing I know for sure -if we were to do something, it would be a dream, but everybody on this stage would have to be involved. And Becki Newton."
Becki, who played MODE magazine’s receptionist Amanda, missed the panel because of pneumonia but tweeted: "Hey Skinny Bitches!!!!! So sad that I have pneumonia and won’t make it to the #uglybettyreunion. Mandy is there in spirit. Forever. Xo (sic)."