Nikki Blonsky has filmed a guest appearance on the ABC hit comedy series “Ugly Betty” according to E! Online.
This will mark the first prime-time TV appearance for Blonsky, who gained attention worldwide playing Tracy Turnblad in the musical remake of the 1988 film “Hairspray”. Blonsky’s co-stars in the film included John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, among other A-list actors.
Previous guest stars include “Kiss” frontman Gene Simmons and Lucy Liu, who guest starred as a lawyer named Grace Chin. Recently, Lindsay Lohan has appeared on the show as Betty’s former classmate.
The “Hairspray” star reportedly plays an assistant at “Elle Magazine” who befriends Betty, played by America Ferrera.
Blonsky turns 20 on Sunday.
It seems that many people in Hollywood are shocked by Nikki Blonsky’s arrest, including “Hairspray” co-star Brittany Snow, reports People magazine.
“Of course I was surprised,” Snow, 22, tells the entertainment magazine at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.
“Nikki is one of my really dear friends, and she’s not a person that I would ever expect to have that controversy … surrounding her,” says Snow.
“But at the same time, you know things get misconstrued in this business,” she adds. “I really hope the best for her, because … she’s one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met, so I just hope it works out – and it will, because she’s a good person, and good things happen to good people.”
The 19-year-old star and her father, Carl Blonsky, were arrested following an altercation with the family of “American’s Next Top Model” contestant Bianca Golden.
Nikki Blonsky and her father were arrested on assault charges, reports E! News.
According to reports, the 19-year-old “Hairspray” star and her father were involved in an altercation with the family of former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Bianca Golden at the Providenciales International Airport in Turks and Caicos.
According to Sgt. Chase of the Turks and Caicos Islands Police Department, the argument involved a dispute over saved seats.
Nikki Blonsky was charged with assault and actual bodily harm as well as common assault, while her father Carl was charged on a count of inflicting grievous bodily harm. Bianca Golden was also charged with actual bodily harm and assault.
While Golden and Nikki Blonsky were freed on cash bail, Blonsky’s father is being held until Aug 8th.