Colombian actress, comedian, television hostess and model Sofia Vergara represents the May 2012 issue of GQ Mexico. Vergara, what are the differences between your character Gloria, mother and wife raging in Modern Family and yourself?
“Gloria was written for me, thinking of me. It is a variation of me. Me and my mother, we are all Latino. Through Gloria naturally express myself in my English with a heavy Spanish accent. At the beginning, here in America, sought to correct my accent. Now I do not care, I speak with a Spanish accent, people laugh, I like them all and have fun.”
Do you feel “exploited” with a character like that?
“Not at all. It is I who takes the chances presented. My career is because of my look and I am not ashamed of it. My look has opened so many doors. But I also know that if I had something else, my career would have ended long ago. That’s why I see Sophia Loren as the perfect example of beauty, sex appeal and how the one presented in public.”
On being considered a sex symbol at almost 40 years old?
“I am happy. Indeed it is strange, I remember when my mother was 40 and I saw it as great. Now I included in the lists of the best butt or breasts with top actresses like Megan Fox, Mila Kunis or who are 20 years younger than me. That’s a great satisfaction for me.”
Modern Family airs Wednesdays on ABC.