Romijn becomes Ugly

Rebecca Romijn, who starred as the blue-skinned shape-shifting villainess Mystique in the X-Men films, will morph into a recurring role on the ABC series Ugly Betty.

Romijn will play the mysterious woman who, along with Wilhelmina (Vanessa Williams), plots to take over the publishing company that owns Mode, the fictional fashion magazine at which the title character Betty works. To date the mystery woman has only been seen through bandages, and she has been voiced by a different actress.

Romijn will step into the role this week, with the episodes airing during the February sweeps period.

Last season, Romijn starred in the short-lived WB comedy Pepper Dennis. The show, about a sassy and beautiful news reporter, fared poorly in the ratings and did not make the jump when The WB and UPN combined to form The CW.

Produced by Salam Hayek, Ugly Betty is the second-highest rated freshman show of the season, after NBC's Heroes. Based on a Colombian telenovela that has already been translated into 30 languages, Ugly Betty earns an average 13 million weekly viewers.

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When I first read this I thought she'd be Fey as well. After reading stevehooya's comments I'm starting to think it was her assistant that accompanied her when she left the fur demonstration and got into the accident. I could be wrong though, I don't have cable and just started watching the showm I'd heard such rave reviews about via the free abc downloads yesterday. This show rocks! I hope they get renewed.
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good to hear ... romijn deserves a shot to shine again on the small screen...
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I watched the episode. Mr. Green told Bradford that a relative identified Fey's remains, so I have a feeling that the "Mystery Woman" might be the "relative" who's been targeting Bradford.
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Too young? You're assuming that the bandaged woman is Fey Sommers. Didn't Bradford Meade see the coroner's report (in the elevator) and say Fey is definitely dead. The actual identity of the bandaged woman was foreshadowed in the first few episodes - you've got to pay close attention, folks!
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cool news... though it IS a little farfetched that plastic surgery could turn a 50+ year old woman who's been in a terrible accident into Rebecca Romjin... unlikely! If that's what they were going to do, they probably should have her voiced by a different person from the get-go but anyway I'm glad she's joining the show.
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she looks HOT
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She seems young for the part.
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I too thought that she would be older, but I am still happy that Rebecca Romjin is gonna be on ugly betty
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Somehow, I imagined someone older.
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