Despite reports that America Ferrera is being forced to reprise her role in " The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," a producer of the sequel insists there's nothing ugly about the negotiations. "The full truth of the story is that America was ambivalent at first," says Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove. "But she's very pleased with the screenplay and much more comfortable about her involvement now."

Shooting will begin June 2 in Greece for Ferrera and cast mates Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel and Blake Lively, who play a group of girlfriends bonded by a special pair of jeans. If the film series follows that of the books, two additional sequels may be in store. But Kosove says, "At some point the actresses really will be too old to play these characters. I think honestly that was some of the ambivalence at this stage." - reporting by Bekah Wright