Rebecca Romijn Demoted on "Ugly Betty"
In an interview with New York Post, Rebecca Romijn reveals extensive behind the scenes changes at "Ugly Betty" and says her transgender character Alexis Meade will be back next season on a recurring basis.
The actress says: "They made a tremendous amount of changes, especially with the writing staff [during the writer's strike], and while I know I'll be coming back next season, with all the changes, I'm not sure they can take care of my character they way they have been. So I'll be leaving, back in a recurring capacity, but it's time for me to leave and find something else."
I really adore Rebecca and I thought her Alexis was a great addition to the show, especially since it broke new ground for transgender characters on television. But the writers did seem to have run out of fresh ideas for her this season.
I am eager to learn more about the changes and what it will mean for other characters on the show. "Ugly Betty" has softened in the ratings this year and I wonder what ABC execs are attributing those losses to.