Ashley Jensen has said she would consider doing more Ugly Betty, even maybe a big-screen version of the hit US series.
Recalling the time she landed the part of Christina, Ashley said: “I was actually over there on holiday, ended up going to see agents, then one thing led to another and all of a sudden I was signed up for Ugly Betty for seven years!”
On whether she’d consider doing a long-running US series again, Ashley said: “I would really have to think about it because I’ve got a small boy now, who’s in school and I think that’s ultimately where my priority lies. But I would maybe do an Ugly Betty again because I think my character nipped in and out of it, so I could go and do a little bit and then come back. Or an Ugly Betty film!”
In terms of other future projects, Ashley said she’d loved to work with her Extras co-star Ricky Gervais again.
“I think he’s just brilliant,” said Ashley, who played nice-but-dim Maggie Jacobs in the show. “We’ve kept in touch since Extras and whenever we get together we end up just giggling and laughing, so I would yeah.”
She added: “I always regress to Maggie when I’m with Ricky. My husband is convinced he’s living with Maggie because he’ll be like: ‘I’m having a Maggie conversation’.”
She’d also jump at the chance to do further series of Agatha Raisin, in which she plays a PR wiz-turned-amateur sleuth fighting crime in the Cotswolds.
“It’s such a joy to do – I know that everybody had such a wonderful time doing it and I hope that the fun that we had translates onto screen,” said Ashley. “It just feels like a good strong positive energy. How can you say that about a programme that’s about murder?”
Agatha Raisin continues Tuesdays at 9pm on Sky1.
Watch the interview with Ashley Jensen, above.