Ausiello: Daniel Eric Gold Has been Promoted!
June 25, 2009 by Tom
Ausiello has some casting news about Ugly Betty, and it’s big enough to give it top billing in this week’s Ask Ausiello column.
Question: Will Daniel Eric Gold, who plays Betty ex-BF/boss Matt, be returning to Ugly Betty next season? –Janeen
Ausiello: Not only is he returning, but sources confirm to me exclusively that he’s been promoted to a full-fledged series regular! But don’t take that to mean Matt and Betty will reunite and live happily ever after. In fact, I hear Betty producers are already cooking up a fresh obstacle for the pair, and rumor has it they want him to be lovable and blue collarish. (Think Seth Rogen only much cheaper.)
So, Daniel Eric Gold has been promoted to series regular.(Mr Gold, pick up your phone…it’s Christopher Gorham.).
Actually, this isn’t too surprising; Silvio Horta had kind of hinted at it at the end of season 3, and with all the "I love you, I hate you" story lines that are possible between Matt and Betty, the writers have a really good foundation for story lines in season 4.
Now, this "obstacle" (ie, another possible Betty love interest, if I’m understanding Ausiello) - made me roll my eyes. He kind of sounds like Gio, although Gio was turned very quickly from working class sandwich guy to struggling entreprenuer.
We’ll watch the casting notices, but I like the idea of a Seth Rogen type (especially if they use pre-weight loss Rogen as the prototype). Now that Betty’s an editor, maybe this young man is going to be her assistant?
Come to think of it, that might be the role of the beautiful African American woman the show is casting. (Another idea is that she’s replacing Christina - SOMEBODY has to work in The Closet).
I love this time of year - the speculation is wide open!