Sofia Vergara Claps Back During Interview After Host Pokes Fun At Her English

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Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara arrives for the "America's Got Talent" live show at the Dolby theatre in Hollywood, California, August 17, 2021.

In a recent episode of the popular Spanish talk show El Hormiguero, Sofia Vergara confronted host Pablo Motos after he made fun of her accent.

Vergara, 51, was a guest 0n the show to discuss her upcoming Netflix series, Griselda, but the conversation took a bit of a turn when Motos pivoted to discuss her time on Modern Family. Mocking her accent, Motos jokingly asked, “How do you say modern family?”

Vergara quickly responded with quick wit, saying, “I say it wrong? Oh, because you speak better English than me? Ah.”

As Motos attempted to save the interview, he was interrupted again by the America’s Got Talent judge, who fired back with her own question saying, “How many Emmy nominations do you have in the United States? How many times did they nominate you at the Golden Globes?”

Vergara is a four-time Emmy nominee and four-time Golden Globe nominee as well.

Ahead of the highly anticipated debut as the Columbian drug lord in the Netflix miniseries, Griselda, Vergara spoke to ET about her transformation into the infamous “Cocaine Godmother.”


Sofía Vergara attends the opening reception for Sami Hayek's show: FREQUENCY at Christie's Beverly Hills on November 02, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 02: Sofía Vergara attends the opening reception for Sami Hayek’s show: FREQUENCY at Christie’s Beverly Hills on November 02, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

Vergara describes Griselda as “a complex person.”

“There are so many nuances to explore in terms of who she was as a drug lord and, of course, as a woman, as a mother,” she explained. “She was someone who did whatever it took to protect her family.”

She added, “I really wanted to explore that from the point of view of, you know, of her being one of the only women in history to have gone as far as she did.”

Vergara looks unrecognizable in the series with a brown, curly wig that resembles Blanco’s signature hairstyle.

Sofia Vergara as Griselda
Official Netflix poster for Sofia Vergara starring as Griselda

“I wanted no one to think of me or my last role,” Vergara noted. “I wanted to get inside her head and really understand her mentality.”

Griselda is a six-episode fictionalized dramat that dives deep into the story of how Blanco created one of the largest and most powerful cartels in history.


The series stars Alberto Guerra, Christian Tappan, Martín Rodríguez, Juliana Aidén Martinez, Vanessa Ferlito, and includes a special guest appearance from Colombian star Karol G.

On Tuesday evening, Vergara and the rest of the cast attended the Griselda premiere in Madrid, Spain. The actress looked radiant in a black off-the-shoulder dress.

Griselda premieres Jan. 25 on Netflix.

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