A number of notable guest stars have already graced the second season of ABC's Ugly Betty
, but once the writers' strike is over, the network just might add another celebrity to the roster.
According to the New York Post
, singer-actress Lindsay Lohan is set to resume talks with the network when the strike is settled. While previous reports indicated that Lohan and her party have not confirmed the news, the tabloid is now claiming that Lohan's publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, said that Lohan is “looking forward” to the project.
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"She loves the show," Zelnik told the New York Daily News
. "Lindsay was flattered there was interest in her from the show. They talked character points and she loved [the character]."
That character is reportedly a former high school beauty queen who is forced to work at a fast food restaurant after falling on tough times. The establishment is also where Betty's (America Ferrera
) father, Ignacio (Tony Plana
) works, and Betty decides to help her out by getting her a more fitting job at Mode.
"Everyone's very excited," a show insider told another paper, The New York Observer
. "Of course it brings a lot of attention to the show, and it's a great part for Lindsay."
Word is that Lohan will be appearing in three episodes of Ugly Betty
, although no deal has been made.
Meanwhile, it seems the show's star has gotten really comfortable with her character, as she admits to feeling less self-conscious when she assumes her on-screen persona.
"When I walk down a red carpet, I never feel more self-conscious than in my own skin,” Ferrera told the U.K.'s Mirror
magazine. “When I get into Betty's skin, it all goes away."
The 23-year-old actress also pointed out that “having a perfect body” is not an instant cure-all to life's problems, and that what's important is “being comfortable in your own skin.”
“The truth is,” she added, “I don't feel like Betty's that ugly -- she's cute and unique. The show is about watching her grow and blossom, and not just on the outside."
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: New York Post, The New York Observer, World Entertainment News Network
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