Barberi says she was asked to star in the upcoming Ugly Betty telenovela series by a casting director on the basis of her crossover hit movie Not Quite Human 2.
In Barberis words: It turns out that was a huge hit in Mexico and they told me if I signed with them, they would teach me to speak Spanish fluently, which was news to me because I thought I already did.
Barbari adds that the subsequent classes and working on the show ended up being a cultural, linguistic and acting boot camp for her.
In her words: The Spanish I did speak turned out to only be about 60 to 70 percent of what I needed.
The American version of Ugly Betty airs Thursdays on ABC. Barberi returns to primetime novelas on Univsions El Amor No Tiene Precio this fall.
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