America Ferrera Interview: No Engagement to Ryan Piers Williams

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America Ferrera isn't just Ugly Betty.

She's also Popular Betty. The TV star is everywhere these days - including the cover of W magazine. Here are excerpts from that publication's interview with the actress:

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ON THE TABLOIDS ANNOUNCING THAT SHE AND BOYFRIEND RYAN PIERS WILLIAMS GOT ENGAGED…
"It's totally not true! And his mom called me and my sisters were calling me, and I was like, ‘Are you kidding? Did you not think I would tell you first?' And then I put out a statement that it wasn't true, and that became a whole news story. So now it's news when something doesn't happen? Like, news flash: California did not get hit by a hurricane today."

ON NOT BEING OFFERED LEADING ACTING ROLES DESPITE HER RECENT SUCCESSES…
"When it comes to envisioning an actor in a role that they haven't seen them in, people in this business can be a little uncreative. No one is willing to take a gamble…It's been more about developing my own material, finding roles that I would like to play and figuring out a way to get those things made."

ON TRYING TO ENJOY THE MOMENT…
"The hardest part of this year has been learning to enjoy it. It's almost like a full-time job reminding myself to live in the moment and not look for more, more, more…I see now that people who make movies, this world of creative geniuses that I grew up idolizing, are just normal people who wanted to do something and made it happen. Everything that's happened to me in the last year has only made me feel more like a normal person, more human, but in the most beautiful way."

* The Hollywood Gossip note: Certainly more beautiful than whatever nasty actions Olivia Mojica is involved in on her celebrity sex tape.

ON BEING HONDURAN AND GROWING UP IN A CAUCASION NEIGHBORHOOD…
"As early as second grade I remember feeling really different and isolated. I had the hugest crush on a boy, and my best friend had a crush on him, too. One day he said to me, ‘I like your best friend more because she's paler and she has freckles.' And it was right then that I began to feel like, Oh wow, I'm different."

* The Hollywood Gossip note: So is Sanjaya Malakar. And that's working out pretty well for him.

ON NOT FITTING IN WITH THE LATINO COMMUNITY…
"I mean, I grew up in the Valley. All my friends were white Jewish kids. So the Latino kids thought I was this white girl."

ON BEING APPROACHED BY SALMA HAYEK TO STAR AS UGLY BETTY… "Honestly I never saw myself doing TV, but Salma was so convincing. Salma is the kind of person who could sell you, like, a used stereo. She promised me that it would be done in the right way, and I just trusted her."

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Girl that trunk and stunk. Oh yeah.

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I am looking for Ryan, as I would like him to be the Honored Ex at this years Hanks High Homecoming. Please have him call me at HHS!!! THanks!!!

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My brother(Nima) and I love the movie you played, The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, and the whole episode of Ugly Betty!!!! We hope we could find other movies that you play.(Towards Darkness)
From you Favourite fan L.N

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I am a big fan of America Ferrera.