Indelicato gives bite to 'betty'
By william keck, usa today
Los angeles at just 12 years old, ugly betty's mark indelicato has been bedazzling fans as betty's fantabulous nephew, justin suarez.
Castmate eric mabius, who plays betty's boss, daniel, calls his young co star"A force of nature, a consummate entertainer.That character is him.But he's even more excited in person. "
Oh, yes, he is.
On a recent outing to his favorite hangout the grove, an upscale outdoor mall mark shows the same enthusiasm justin displayed on last week's episode when he accompanied his aunt betty to fashion week.
"I practically live here!This is like my heaven! "He says.Making a beeline for the apple cheap michael kors handbags uk computer store, the young song and dance man checks out the latest upgrades for the video ipod his parents bought him for christmas.
The tech savvy kid enjoys surfing the internet but steers clear of betty message boards, where fans have been known to post cruel comments about his over the top portrayal of tv's most atypical male child.Et/pt), which is this season's third most watched new series(Behind heroes and shark).It averages 12.3 million viewers and has dramatically improved the network's performance in its time slot.
The show also has collected honors from the golden globes, family television awards and the satellite awards, and it will vie for the top tv comedy title at the naacp image awards and glaad awards, which recognizes positive portrayals of gay and lesbian characters.
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Justin's sexuality has never been addressed on the show, but betty creator silvio horta, who is gay and came out to his cuban american family at age 19, says the character will experience"The journey"As he matures. "I see myself in him,"Horta says. "Growing up, i certainly felt like an outsider at times.But there's this sweet innocence in justin that sees the positive. "
A pennsylvania native, mark began singing songs from the little mermaid at age 3.He calls acting and singing"My passions. "
He was dancing in his school musical, 45 minutes to broadway, when his manager jumped on a new york casting call for"Not a buff typical latino boy,"Mark recalls. "And as you can see, i'm not the typical latino boy. "
Certainly not.Mark is a quarter puerto rican, 75% italian and 100% showman, with musical preferences ranging from pop to alternative to musical theater.
"Mark nails the character being able to play up the flamboyance,"Horta says.
Adds america michael kors online uk ferrera, who plays betty: "He loves what he does like a little kid playing. "
Ferrera says she, mark and ana ortiz, who plays justin's mother, hilda,"Sit around the set singing musicals.We're recently obsessed with dreamgirls, and last week we were singing hairspray. "
Mark will sing hairspray's breakout song, good morning, baltimore, on the feb.15 episode when Justin gets trapped with his parents in a subway car and breaks into song to entertain the passengers.
"It's hilarious,"Mark promises. "We did this whole choreography with '60s music. "
Tonight's episode finds justin trying out for his school's color guard team and getting beaten up after another kid says disparaging things about his mom.
Mark avoids such altercations by taking part in an online charter school. "I don't have to wake up every day and go to regular school,"Says the seventh grader, who has still managed to make friends in los angeles.
He clicked with a girl in the apartment complex where he and his mother, lynn, are living.His father, beverage salesman mark sr., michael kors sale uk will join the family in March and begin interviewing for jobs and searching for a family home.Accompanying his father on the cross country journey will be mark's pet bird, a peach fronted conure named bella.
Meanwhile, as the season progresses, justin will be dealing with the possibility of his mother reuniting with his father, santos.The macho dad has so far had trouble accepting justin, but horta says the relationship will evolve.
"There's a great emotional story line to play there,"He says.
Passing the mall's cinemas, mark says the actors who play his tv mom and grandfather have become his movie buddies.Last year, he and tony plana(Grandfather ignacio)Watched marie antoinette, while mark and ortiz took in a screening of the devil wears prada.
He cites queen latifah as his personal acting muse"Because she has the endorsement(Deal)With cover girl.I wouldn't want to endorse cover girl, but maybe something else to get all that free stuff. "
Though not yet a teen, mark is already using skin care Products and has visited the mall's kiehl's store. "Kiehl's is great,"He says. "And my mom and i have begun using a(Product)Called clarins. "