On the night of Ugly Betty's finale, the ABC series' star Vanessa Williams was all smiles at the grand opening cocktail party for Otarian restaurant — but she admitted the sudden cancellation of the comedy was a
painful experience. "Our cast was one of those rare opportunities where we love each other. It was a real shocker, and really devastating when it all ended," she told In Touch at the launch of the vegetarian hotspot in New York on April 14. Though Vanessa and co-stars including America Ferrera, Ana Ortiz, Mark Indelicato, and Eric Mabius are no longer working together daily, the friends are still in constant contact. "I just got a text from Eric saying 'I love you.' We're supportive of each other, and we'll definitely keep in touch for a long time," she added. Despite her sadness, the talented beauty has moved on from the small screen to the stage. Vanessa is currently performing on Broadway in Sondheim on Sondheim. "It's been fantastic! I have fun every night," she said of her latest project.