She’s one of the most photographed women in Hollywood, with a body and bust line that is practically its own character in every project she’s in, but if you ask Sofia Vergara, she’s all (former) man.
The “Modern Family” Emmy nominee sat down for an interview with The Advocate, and amongst the gay-themed many topics she touched on, she mentioned “Grilled,” a direct-to-DVD film she made in which she plays a post-op transsexual.
“I look like a transsexual anyway,” she responded when asked if it was a difficult role to play. “I’m a woman, but I’m super-exaggerated with my boobs, my ass, my makeup, and my accent. When I get ready for an event, I always look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I look like a transvestite!’ I love it.”
Vergara, who will star in the Farrelly Brothers’ revival of “The Three Stooges,” be part of the ensemble in “New Year’s Eve” and featured in this year’s big screen adaptation of “The Smurfs,” also says that, unlike many actresses, she’s happy to stay in her wheelhouse: making people laugh.
“No, because I’ve never wanted to be taken seriously as an actress!” Vergara said, explaining that she’s not worried about being typecast due to her body and accent. “That never even crossed my mind. I don’t want to be serious. I’m not hoping to go read for a part in a serious movie, because I know the roles that I can play: They’re funny, and I love it. And I have no training in acting. I always knew I was funny, because I was the class clown, my family laughed at me, and I loved being ridiculous, but I never thought I’d make money out of being funny either. With my crazy accent, I’m so blessed that I even got a part like in ‘Modern Family.'”
Her first true role was in an ad for Diet Pepsi, and wouldn’t you know it, in the prime of her career, she went right back to her roots, starring in a recent spot with David Beckham. Which was funny, of course.