UGLY BETTY star AMERICA FERRERA is worried about moving her hit show from Los
Angeles to the east coast – because she fears filming will upset New Yorkers.
The city’s mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomed the series’ relocation after
producers announced the show would be moving east last week (06May08) to make
the most of new tax incentives on offer in New York.
According to city officials, the move will create more than 200 jobs in the
But Ferrera isn’t convinced New Yorkers are so eager so see the show leave
its L.A. roots.
She says, “I’m excited. I’m a little nervous too. New Yorkers are really
cool. I’m just a little nervous about hoe they’re going to accept the show.
We’ll be on the street blocking the way.”
Crewmembers on the L.A. set protested the decision last week (08May08), when
its 300-strong staff banded together to take out an ad in trade paper Variety
to highlight the resulting job losses prompted by the move.