Monday, September 24, 2007

‘Ugly Betty’ Star Doesn’t Mind Mom Duty

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – For Ugly Betty actress Ana Ortiz, mom duty with her on-screen son, Mark Indelicato, is never over.

Ortiz – who plays Betty Suarez’s [America Ferrera] older sister Hilda on the series – says mothering her TV son, both on and off-screen, has become second nature.

Says Ortiz: “Mark’s real mom is always on the set, and her and I have become very close. At the end of last season her and I were talking on the set while Mark was off eating a doughnut, and all of the sudden Mark goes, ‘Mom!’ and her and I both turn around and go, ‘What!’ And his mom is like, ‘Nuh-uh, listen to me!”’

But while her motherly instincts for Indelicato are natural, Ortiz insists there’s no “mom jealousy” between her and his real mom.

She adds, “As a matter of fact, she’s like, ‘Ana, you can take him! Please, take him!’ Mark and I have a mother-son, big sister-little brother type of relationship. He’s preparing me to deal with my own kids someday, and if I can deal with a teen, I can deal with anything!”

Season two of Ugly Betty premieres this Thursday (Sept. 27).

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