Ferrera lost role because she did not know Spanish

March 5th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin  

London, March 5 (IANS) America Ferrera, the star of the hit show “Ugly Betty”, missed out on a bigger role in the movie “Under the Same Moon” because she couldn’t speak Spanish. The Latin actress plays an English-speaking Mexican smuggling children into America, contactmusic.com reports. She could have got a bigger part.

The director Patricia Rigger said: “I wanted to cast her in a bigger role who was a friend of the mother in the film. She was a big funny character, but she doesn’t speak Spanish and it’s really hard to do phonetically.”

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