Thursday, September 27, 2007

America Ferrera Gets Roughed Up

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Emmy winner America Ferrera may seem like a lover, not a fighter, but the Ugly Betty star recently duked it out with former Los Angeles Lakers player Rick Fox.

That’s because Fox – who’s also Vanessa Williams’ ex-husband – is making a guest appearance on Ugly Betty this season, and Ferrera just filmed a scene with him where things got pretty scrappy.

Ferrera explains, “Rick plays Wilhelmina’s [Vanessa Williams] bodyguard and we did a pretty physical scene where he’s provoked to restrain me. So all day long I’m in a headlock by Rick Fox, and he’s a really intimidating size! He definitely didn’t do it intentionally, but after filming we noticed I had a little bruise on my face from our fight. He felt so bad!”

But on-screen quarrels and all, Ferrera always tries to make guest stars feel right at home on the set.

She adds, “We get a lot of really fun people on our show, and luckily they’re all okay with being put into crazy, compromising situations! We make sure they have a great time while they’re here.”

Season two of Ugly Betty premieres tonight (Sept. 27) on ABC.

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