The 'Ugly Betty' cast had a reunion and our hearts exploded
Last Sunday, the cast of Ugly Betty reunited, and all was right in the world again. In honor of America Ferrera’s 31st birthday (aka Betty Suarez — but you already knew that), Vanessa Williams (Wilhelmina Slater), Mark Indelicato (Betty’s nephew, Justin), Tony Plana (Betty’s dad, Ignacio), Judith Light (Claire Meade), and costume designer Patricia Field came together to celebrate — and we are fangirling out over the resulting pictures.
Clearly, they got our memo that we are ready and waiting for an Ugly Betty movie. The cast looks as tight-knit and happy together as ever, and our beloved Betty looks fit to run MODE herself in that amazing ensemble. We can’t believe it’s already been five years since the show’s last episode, and the night’s pictures are bringing back some major feels.
We’re especially struggling to process the fact that little baby Justin is all grown up. To put it into perspective, this is what he looked like towards the end of the show’s four season run.
And before he got that stylish, this is what he looked like closer to the start of the show. (Yes, he’s adorable.)
In case you were wondering where Justin’s mom (aka Betty’s big sister, Hilda) was through all of this, actress Ana Ortiz sent her love and birthday wishes virtually on Instagram — with the perfect #TBT photo to match.
She even shared a toast with Ugly Betty director Victor Nelli Jr. in Ferrera’s honor! (As if the whole thing weren’t adorable enough already.)
Here’s hoping the cast started reminiscing and are planning a Kickstarter-funded reboot of the show soon (because you know we would back that project immediately).