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America Ferrera: Shows Like 'Gossip Girl' Hurt Female Relationships

America Ferrera told Seventeen magazine that TV shows like "The Hills" and "Gossip Girl" help fuel hostile relationships between females, Us magazine reported.

"Close, genuine female relationships are not what generally gets depicted in movies and TV shows," the "Ugly Betty" star told Seventeen. "Like, if you're watching "The Hills" or "90210", all the backstabbing shapes the way we act – you go to school, and you think your job is to find a sworn enemy and be jealous of each other."

Ferrera said she's "worked with other girls before and it was pretty catty," but that wasn't the case during the filming of the movie "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants."

"I was like, 'I'm just going to show up to work and be professional – not their best friend,'" she reportedly told the magazine about how she felt before they started shooting. "But a couple of weeks into shooting, Amber [Tamblyn] and I started talking. She's a hippie, and I thought we had nothing in common – and now she's one of my closest friends!"

She also had kind words to say about co-star Blake Lively, while slamming the show she stars in.

"I mean, I love Blake; she’s a wonderful friend of mine, but shows like "Gossip Girl" kind of condition us to be mean," Ferrera said.

Click here to read more on this story from Us magazine.