America Ferrera: Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel Are “My Best Friends,” Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3 Script Being Written

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America Ferrera opened up about her bond with her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants costars Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn, and Alexis Bledel, and whether a third movie is in development. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Sisters for life. America Ferrera opened up to Meredith Vieira on Thursday, Feb. 12, about a potential third Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie and her friendship with costars Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn, and Alexis Bledel.

"There’s no green light, but it’s definitely in the works," the Ugly Betty alum dished to Vieira. "There is a script being written." Her latest update is not-too-shocking after she told Us Weekly last month that a third flick was "potentially" in development

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Amber Tamblyn stars as Tibby, Alexis Bledel stars as Lena, America Ferrera stars as Carmen and Blake Lively stars as Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Warner Bros. Pictures

The first Sisterhood movie — based on the young adult novels by Ann Brashares — debuted in 2005, and a sequel was released three years later. Over the last decade, the now-grown women behind the four central characters Carmen (America Ferrera), Bridget (Blake Lively), Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), and Lena (Alexis Bledel) have remained best friends in real life, celebrating milestones together including weddings — and most recently, a baby for one of the girls.

A source confirmed to Us Weekly last month that Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds chose the trio to be godmothers to their baby daughter.

"They’re my girls, three of my best friends to this day," Ferrera continued Thursday. "I was 20 when I met them, I am 30 now and they are still three of my best friends and supporters. Why I love that movie so much was at that time there wasn’t a lot of sisterhood and stories of young girls being supportive of each other."

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America Ferrera on The Meredith Vieira Show Paul Zimmerman/NBC

That spirit lives on in their friendship. "What’s wonderful about these girls in my life is, people expect girls and women to be competitive, and we made a decision to love and support each other offscreen and onscreen," Ferrera shared. "I think that’s why people love this movie because it reminds you of the power of relationship and the power that girls have to be each others champions. I love that our audience has grown up with us and that they are excited to see what’s happening with the sisterhood."

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