'Ugly Betty' Actress Worried About Getting the Boot
'Ugly Betty' Actress Worried About Getting the Boot
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Although Christina McKinney is considered as one of the main characters of Ugly Betty, that doesn't mean that she's safe from getting written out of ABC's Emmy Award-winning series.  According to the character's portrayer, Ashley Jensen, there's a possibility that fashion designer Christina might just be killed off in a lift accident.

"I still think I am going to get found out and they will send me home," Jensen, who fears her Ugly Betty exit, told the Daily Express.  "I've heard there's a favorite soap exit - your character opens an elevator door then disappears down the shaft - so I scan the scripts anxiously for any elevator scenes. Beware the shaft!"

Jensen joined Ugly Betty in September 2006 and established her presence on the dramedy as the seamstress who works in the “closet” of New York fashion magazine Mode, as well as Betty Suarez's (America Ferrera) only true ally.  Her character was originally an American, but when she met with the show's producers, they decided to change the nationality of the character because they liked Jensen's Scottish accent.

Prior to Ugly Betty, Jensen landed her first big TV role in the final series of the BBC comedy May to December as eccentric secretary Rosie McConnichy.  She then played Clare Donnelly, the daughter of Glasgow criminal Jo-Jo Donnelly (Billy Connolly) on the BBC Scotland drama Down Among the Big Boys, and was cast on the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.

Moreover, Jensen starred alongside Ricky Gervais on the BBC Two/HBO television program Extras, in which she was recognized at the 2005 British Comedy Awards for Best Television Comedy Actress and Newcomer.  The following year, she earned two British Comedy awards and a BAFTA nomination for her work on the same series.

Meanwhile, fans can look forward to new episodes of Ugly Betty starting Thursday, April 24 on ABC.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: thesun.co.uk, Daily Express
(Image courtesy of ABC)