Star may play eccentric drama teacher

Liza Minnelli is said to be joining the cast of hit US show Ugly Betty.

Liza, 63, is expected to play a barmy drama teacher in several episodes to be screened later this year.

‘Ugly Betty producers presented her with a great offer and a hilarious story and they kept coming back to her,’ a source tells Fox411.com.

‘Liza is excited to be playing another off-the-wall character.’

It’s thought Liza‘s intense filming schedule will begin in Brooklyn this week.

But a spokesman for the Broadway star denies she’s got a part in the show.

‘Liza is a fan of Ugly Betty but I am not aware of any current plans for her to join the cast,’ he says.

 

Ayesha Salim