They're Not Who They Play on Television

Harris has managed to make us like him in all of his roles: on screen and off.

America Ferrera

The "Ugly Betty" star may play ugly, but in real life she's anything but.

Although she long ago blossomed into a beautiful young actress, Ferrera still gets pseudo-praise from fans who see her on the street and can't believe she plays the girl with the braces and glasses.

"They think they're giving you a compliment; 'Oh, my God, you are so much uglier on the show. You're like, half the size of what I thought you were,'" she told Peter Travers, host of ABC News Now's "Popcorn," while promoting her new film, "The Dry Land," at the Sundance Film Festival.

Recently, Ferrera has taken heat for looking too skinny. Late last year, the actress revealed that she had lost about 20 pounds because of her hectic shooting schedule.

"I feel like I'm a regular person. I'm a size 10 or 12, which is totally normal," she told a reporter. "But I do feel that since I wanted to get in better shape, there has been a bit of a backlash."

With the announcement Wednesday that this will be the final season of "Betty," Ferrera's character may turn into a beauty like the actress who plays her after all.

Katherine Heigl

As someone who plays a doctor on television, Heigl does something no doctor would ever recommend.

Turns out the "Grey's Anatomy" star, whose character Izzie battled brain cancer last season, is a smoker.

In 2008, the actress confessed her habit to the Washington Post.

"It's so stupid," she said, grabbing a lighter. "I started when I was like 22 or 23, and I had my first cigarette at a bar one night, and I was like mmm. ... I'll try this. I can have just one. I am not going to get addicted. Then you start bumming. I'm bumming. I don't buy my own packs. I'm not addicted."

But Heigl went from bumming 10 cigarettes a day to buying her own packs.

"And now it's all about how you're going to quit," she told the Post. "I've tried everything."

Last year, she told InStyle magazine, she felt "ashamed" for continuing to smoke, adding that "it's so stupid."

Sarah Jessica Parker

Parker may be best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw, the sexually savvy columnist in the "Sex and the City" television series and movie.

But in real life, this mother of three is quite chaste. In a 2008 interview with New York Magazine, she objected to "vulgar" things, used phrases like "a bee in my bonnet" and was described as being "modest," not prim, by her "Sex and the City" co-star Cynthia Nixon.

Some of Parker's personality was evident in Carrie. Ever notice how you've never seen Parker topless in "Sex and the City?" More often than not, even her midriff was covered during sex scenes. That didn't seem to diminish Carrie's status as a New York hipster, though.

Parker may prefer Victorian morality tales, an interest she shares with her husband Matthew Broderick, but she's made a fortune playing a thoroughly modern-day woman. Carrie makes her return to the big screen in the "Sex and the City" sequel this spring.

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