Friday, November 9, 2007

‘Ugly Betty’ Actor Sports Hand-Me-Downs

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Actor Tony Plana stars in the fashionable series Ugly Betty, but his on-screen wardrobe isn’t exactly full of designer duds.

Plana – who plays Betty’s [America Ferrera] dad, Ignacio Suarez – says when it comes to his wardrobe for the show, his threads play second fiddle to some of his co-stars’ more glamorous gear.

Says Plana: “The wardrobe on Ugly Betty is phenomenal, and they may spend half a million dollars on it, but they’ll spend $50 on me! My wardrobe comes from the nearest thrift shop. They’re like, ‘No, Tony, that sweater doesn’t look old enough. Let’s get something a bit older, a little mustier, smellier.’ There are a lot of mothballs around my wardrobe!”

Still, Plana doesn’t mind sporting the occasional Ugly Betty hand-me-down off-screen – as long as it’s stylin’ and not from his own wardrobe.

Plana explains, “When I have events I always sneak into the wardrobe department to borrow stuff. I think, ‘Okay, let’s try something fun.’ They dress me up real cool but they tell me I’m going to have to give it back and I’m like, ‘This isn’t fair! Why can’t Ignacio look like this?’”

Ugly Betty airs Thursdays on ABC.

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