News: Naomi Campbell On Ugly Betty

by | April 24, 2008 at 10:15 AM | General

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Naomi Campbell will join the cast of Ugly Betty to play, who else? Her shoe-throwing, tantrum-having self! Who did you think she’d play? A mild-mannered, thoughtful, humble model? As if!

“She’s going to be in our last episode, which is exciting,” Newton told The Associated Press at the launch party for the new Sunglass Hut store design. “I’ve personally requested that I don’t stand next to her because Amanda would not like to be seen with such a tall, pretty person.”

Newtown, who stars as sassy receptionist Amanda Sommers on “Ugly Betty,” isn’t sure if she’ll actually have scenes with the 37-year-old supermodel, who was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of assaulting an officer after police were called to a disturbance at Heathrow Airport in London.

Campbell was originally announced as a guest star last year but didn’t appear in the first season or the beginning of the second season, which was cut short because of the writers’ strike. Other “Ugly Betty” guest stars have included Victoria Beckham and Gene Simmons, who played himself and was revealed to be Amanda’s father. Newton said Simmons will reprise his role in an upcoming episode.