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Michael Urie says ‘Ugly Betty’ cast is ready for a revival

Becki Newton and Vanessa Williams are also interested

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“Ugly Betty” could be the next show to get a reboot.

Michael Urie portrayed Marc St. James, the personal assistant of Mode magazine’s creative editor Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams), on the series. Vulture caught up with Urie at a “Torch Song” afterparty, the Broadway revival which Urie currently stars, and asked if the cast was ready to return.

“In a minute,” Urie says. “We all would. We loved each other so much and we loved it so much. We would absolutely do a revival and if you’re listening, ABC, please make it happen. You can make one of the characters a Trump supporter if [you] have to.”

According to Urie, the cast is still close since the series’ end in 2010.

“We’re in touch all the time. [There] was just a text chain yesterday with America [Ferrera] and everybody, with this baby dressed up like Ugly Betty in the Guadalajara poncho,” Urie says.

His fellow “Ugly Betty” co-stars Becki Newton and Williams were also at the event. They both echoed his interest in returning to the project to Vulture.

“Sure! Let’s see if it happens, but absolutely,” Williams said.

Newton, who portrayed Amanda Tanen, Mode magazine receptionist and Marc’s best friend, added: “Yes, period!”

She also gave some insight into what she thinks Amanda has been up to.

“Amanda is not doing anything different. Amanda is doing the exact same thing and I think that’s why I enjoy playing her so much. She felt like she was wildly unpredictable. But I feel like, from an audience’s point of view, we can plan on what Amanda would do and say. I don’t know, I feel like she’s still following everyone around and still at Mode magazine waiting for everyone to come back,” Newton said.

“Ugly Betty” was based on the telenovela “Yo soy Betty” and aired from 2006-2010. The dramedy followed nerdy Betty Suarez (Ferrara) who gets a job at fashion magazine Mode.

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PHOTOS: Loudoun Pride

LGBTQ community celebration held at Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Va.

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Loudoun County, Va. elected officials gather on the main stage at Loudoun Pride on Saturday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The first Loudoun Pride was held at Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Va. on Saturday, June 26.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Frederick Pride

Annual celebration held at Carroll Creek Linear Park on Saturday

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Chasity Vain is among the performers at the main stage of Frederick Pride 2022. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 10th annual Frederick Pride was held at Carroll Creek Linear Park in Frederick, Md. on Saturday, June 25.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Rayceen Pendarvis hosts District of Pride Showcase

Mayor’s Office celebrates resilience of D.C.’s LGBTQ community with night of entertainment

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Rayceen Pendarvis hosts District of Pride Showcase on June 30. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Mayor’s Office for LGBTQ Affairs will host “The District of Pride Showcase” on Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre.

This event is to celebrate the resilience of D.C.’s LGBTQ community with a night of entertainment and performances that will feature the diverse queer talent.

This event will be hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis, with announcer Krylios, featuring DJ Honey. There will also be a performance by “Real Housewives of Potomac” star Candiace. 

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

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