Rebecca Romijn was so determined to accurately portray a transsexual in hit TV show UGLY BETTY, she asked her transgender pals for acting tips. The actress - who plays transsexual Alexis Meade in the comedy series - was desperate not to come across as a man in drag and wanted her character to be as glamorous as possible. She says, "I have several transgender friends, so a lot of choices I've made, especially early on, were made with them in mind. "One of my close friends is a man who became a woman and she's as feminine as any biological women you've ever met. Another, I didn't realise was transgender until I'd known her for years. "I felt this role was an incredible opportunity, something that hadn't been done on primetime TV."