, lead actress on the comedy drama Ugly Betty
, remains to be contented with herself. Despite her noticeable weight loss, she asserts that she will never be a slave of the eating disorder that has become a Hollywood trend.
The Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner is set to grace the cover of W
magazine’s May issue. In an interview with the magazine, she said, "There are times when I go to the gym and really try, and there are times when I just don't…I gain a pound. I lose a pound. But I think I've developed a really good sense of when I'm doing something for myself as opposed to when I'm doing something because of other people's expectations of me. And honestly, even if I wanted to be anorexic, I just don't have what it takes. After four hours of being anorexic, I'd be like, 'It's been four whole hours! Feed me!' "
Ferrera, a 22-year old native of Los Angeles, California, plays Betty Suarez on the ABC’s Ugly Betty
. Apart from Ugly Betty
, she came to prominence with her role in Real Women Have Curves
. She also worked in films like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Lords of Dogtown, Steel City
and American Family
Furthermore, she credits her most recent rise to stardom to Ugly Betty
producer Salma Hayek, who persuaded her to accept the lead part on Ugly Betty
. She said, "Honestly I never saw myself doing TV, but Salma was so convincing. Salma is the kind of person who could sell you, like, a used stereo. She promised me that it would be done in the right way, and I just trusted her."
In turn, Salma Hayek compliments Ferrera for being a darling. Hayek said, “She's one of the most charismatic people I've ever met. She's also authentic. That's a rare characteristic nowadays, and that's why people are falling in love with her. I knew the minute that I saw her that she was a superstar.”
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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