Transcript for 'Ugly Betty' Cast Reunion on 'GMA'
Big reunion for "Ugly Betty," the cast back together at the atx festival hosted by "Entertainment weekly" before the Orlando shooting they sat down to share memories about their groundbreaking series. Take a look. What was your first impression of me? Aah! Reporter: Six years since their final show. So for America Ferrera and the "Ugly Betty" cast, this reunion was emotion filled. It's a family. We love each other and it's just so special. I knew that I was going to cry. Reporter: Before "Ugly Betty" made its debut on ABC in 2006. Tah-dah. Reporter: No one had seen anything quite like it or her before. I heard about it from Selma Hayek, our executive producer. She's full of heart and she gets a job at a fashion magazine and she's a fashion train wreck and she has braces and glasses. I can't imagine a more amazing place to start nye career than Meade publications. It felt like lightning through my body like this has to get made. I have to be this character. Everybody understood Betty? We've never had a show like this before with a Latino family at the center where 80% of our audience was non-ethnic. Reporter: At home and on her job coping with bfs, bffs and them cease. Her scrappy indom thatability captivated so many then and now. Well, everybody sees it on hulu. Eric, you must realize everybody is still watching these shows. Not to slag other shows but they seem entrenched in a type of selfishness that our show was the antidote to all right like Vanessa Williams' fashion doyen Wilhelmina slater and mac played buy Michael Urie. She's like, you Marc? And I was like, yes. I think what is so special, everybody has such an inherent sense of fun. Give it to me, momma. I'm going to give it to you. Playing softball with Naomi Campbell and I had to learn how to pitch and make sure I didn't hit her for real. I used to ride a bike that was bought for me by Vanessa Williams. Reporter: The show's groundbreaking commitment to diversity in many Fors brought moments of true feelings as a gay male. You're confused. No, no. When my character came out to his mother the easy path would be to her accept him anticipate she never came back which is very true to a lot of people's stories. I think that Justin helped me in ways that I could never imagine to be gay and to be proudly out. The way that I am now, I suppose, would never be if it wasn't for that character and for these people. 100%. I remember having interesting conversations with your mom about that, how she said you were going to be able to help kids doing this role. We know you're gay and that's okay! Reporter: The beating heart of Betty Suarez remained the show's rock and why cast and fans still hold it dear. She was the one that was representing the kind of humanity that we all long for. This could come back in a heartbeat and people would love it. I was Reading Malala's biography and mentions watching "Ugly Betty" in Pakistan. What else is there to be proud of than to have that kind of impact on people all across the world? For "Good morning America," Chris Connelly, ABC news, Austin, Texas. Miss that show. Bring "Ugly Betty" back. Please. I remembered how much I loved that show. Ben Sherwood, if you're listening, please bring back
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