Ugly Betty Star Says Salma Hayek Will Be a 'Great Mom'
"She's really caring," Michael Urie says of his pregnant and engaged boss
Michal Urie, who plays conniving assistant Marc St. James on ABC’s Ugly Betty, thinks the show’s executive producer, Salma Hayek, will be a natural when it comes to motherhood.
“She’s a great boss so I think she’ll be a great mom,” Urie, 26, told PEOPLE Sunday at the John Varvatos 5th Annual Stuart House benefit in West Hollywood.
“She knows how to take care – like we have a ton of producers, and she’s really caring. She’s like the matriarch of the producers. She’s already motherly.”
A rep for Hayek, 40, announced Friday that the actress and her businessman boyfriend, François-Henri Pinault, 44, are engaged and expecting their first child.
Urie said Hayek didn’t tell the cast about her pregnancy before going public: “We found out same as everyone else.” Calling the news “totally exciting,” he joked, “It’s not mine. I know, I was disappointed.”