Why America Ferrera Felt No One Thought She "Deserved" Her Historic Emmy Win https://t.co/cpCcURdHpq— E! News (@enews) May 12, 2020
-Actress America Ferrera spoke with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman on the podcast "Armchair Expert" about her historic Best actress win for "Ugly Betty" in 2007. She was the first Latina to win in a lead actress category.
-Ferrera"When I won the Emmy, I can't bring myself to watch that because the only thing I remember about being on that stage,accepting that Emmy, was feeling that no one in the room thought I deserved it, and that's a shame."
-Ferrera on why she thought that way. Ferrera"I was thinking 'She doesn't deserve that. What is she really doing in that role? That role is not interesting enough, it's not dark enough, it's not edgy enough' You know all that bullsxxt.Which doesn't enter your mind on it's own. There were people in my life perpetuating those narratives and making me feel like I hadn't earned this moment. When I look back at that time, my heart aches for that 22 year old girl who didn't get to really enjoy those moments."
-Ferrera says she now knows her value and doesn't look for anyone else to validate her.
-In other news Ferrera gave birth to a daughter named Lucia Marisol Williames. Ferrera and actor Ryan Piers Williams have a son Sebastian who turns two this month.