By Lynette Rice
May 21, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Betty gets some action in tonight’s season finale of ABC’s Ugly Betty, even if it’s only in her mind. Antonio Sabato Jr. (The Bold and the Beautiful) told EW that he’ll play himself in a special sequence dreamed up by the heroine herself. “It’s

the first time in my career I was asked to play myself. It was easy and

required no skills,” Sabato told EW while walking the red carpet of the American Idol finale Wednesday. “I got up one morning, flew to New York and did my

thing. It’s a dream sequence. Betty and I met at an

event, and then she has a dream about me. She wants a little Antonio Sabato Jr.

action. My name was said a lot in the sequence to amp up the comedy.”

It won’t be the last time he appears as himself in a TV show. Sabato shot a reality show in Hawaii for VH-1 called My Antonio that’ll debut Oct. 19. He’s mum about the details but gave these hints about the project: “There were ample

opportunities for everyone to be in bikinis. I am not allowed to talk too much

about it, but there was a winner. My kids weren’t involved. Just

my mom. She wants me to be happy, and I thought I could give it a shot. It has worked out at least temporarily for Bret Michaels—like, three

times.” (Reporting by Carrie Bell)