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I don't consider myself as a comedic actor: America Ferrera

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

She is currently starring in comedy TV series "Superstore" but America Ferrera says she is not much of a comedic actress and it is her talented co-stars of the sitcom who help her perform better.

The series is created by Justin Spitzer and deals with the daily lives of a group of employees working at a big-box store.

Besides Ferrera, the show also stars "Saturday Night Live" performer Ben Feldman, Canadian comic actress Lauren Ash and comedian Colton Dunn among others.

"Comedy is really great. Our cast has many true blue comic actors. I don't really consider myself as a comedic actor. I feel like the space is enriching for me, to work with all these actors who come from the world of comedy.

"I have learnt a lot about the realm of comedy by watching them," Ferrera told PTI over phone from

The 33-year-old actress rose to fame after starring in "Ugly Betty" TV series, based on Colombian telenovela "Yo soy Betty, la fea". It was remade in as "Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi".

Ferrera has also been a part of dramas like "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 and 2", "The Dry Land", crime drama "End of Watch" and romantic comedy "Our Family Wedding".

Ask her which genre she enjoys the most, the actress says, "I personally don't see myself as a comedic or dramatic actress. My background has always been pretty diverse in terms of tone and the type of things I have been involved in."

Ferrera not only acts but also produces "Superstore", which airs in on Comedy Central.

The actress says she does not find it difficult to handle both her producing duties and acting as she is blessed to have a collaborative team, who enjoy the creative process.

"It wasn't challenging at all. Ours is a very integrated collaborative cast. We are always talking and collaborating. The direction is good, the characters are interesting.

"It is a collaborative process. I enjoy it very much to be part of the creative process before shooting the episodes in front of the camera," she says.

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 10:07 IST