The people of Peru are not happy with a joke that was featured on this week’s episode of Modern Family, reports The Associated Press.
The controversy stems from Sofia Vergara‘s character, Gloria, who responds to her husband’s quip about Colombia with her own insult. “Ah, here we go,” Gloria begins to respond. “Because, in Colombia, we trip over goats and we kill people in the street. Do you know how offensive that is? Like we’re Peruvians!”
Shortly after the episode aired, Vegara, who like her character is also a native of Colombia, received a large volume of insulting tweets, according to the wire service, with some demanding an explanation for the line.
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Eric Stonestreet is not going to be the only one on movies this year: Colombian actress and model Sofia Vergara, from “Modern Family”, will be working alongside big-screen superstar Robin Williams in a follow-up to Warner Brothers animated penguin movie Happy Feet. She is going to be the voice of the wife of a tap-dancing penguin in the animated film Happy Feet 2. As well as funny-man Williams, Vergara will also be working alongside big names such as Elijah Wood and Hank Azaria.
The film is set to be released in November 2011.
Source: Colombia Reports
‘Modern Family’ makes Sofia Vergara famous after 20 years
The NY Post has an interview with Sofia Vergara; Here are some of the highlights:
‘Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara grew up hating her first name.
“The only person I knew who had that name was my great aunt — and she was old,” said Vergara.
“So, for me, my name was like an old lady.”
Now, plenty of young people are named Sofia in her home country, Colombia, and evidently the 37-year-old beauty had something to do with that.
“Yeah, I became very popular,” she said. “I’ve been working for 20 years!” she adds, like that explains everything.
As the devoted mom to precocious Manny (Rico Rodgriguez) and the trophy wife of Jay (Ed O’Neill of “Married with Children“), she makes Gloria sexy, smart, funny and sweet — no easy job in a medium used to turning Spanish-speaking women into one-dimensional Charos.
She is shocked it all worked.
“I didn’t think people were going to like her because she looks like a gold digger,” she said.
“It’s this young woman with an older guy. I thought, ‘They’re going to hate her!’ But then I started understanding more of the character, and I love her.”
But Vergara’s sharp ear failed her spectacularly during a recent appearance on “The View.”
On the show, she was asked about being a young-looking mom. (In real life, she’s the divorced mother of a 17-year-old son, Manolo.)
Vergara joked, “I was 13. I was raped.”
The line sparked criticism, even outrage, online.
“With this accent I’m trying to do jokes on live TV? I mean, of course something’s going to come out wrong,” she said, sighing.
Fans of Sofia Vergara, are upset to find out that her voice is dubbed by another woman on Modern Family playing in Columbia.
Now with the raging success of the hit sitcom, Modern Family has been picked up in other countries, including Vergara’s home of Columbia – and fans aren’t pleased to see that Sofia Vergara isn’t the voice over of her own character, Gloria Delgado-Pritchet.
“It’s about to air in Colombia and they’re having problems because they translate the whole show in Spanish and they have somebody who does my voice… They’re like, ‘We know that’s not you! That doesn’t sound like you.’ They’re complaining.”
Source: Latina Room
People has a story about Sofia Vergara from Modern Family. She never intended to be a comic actress. She actually went to dental school.
Here are five fun facts about the Modern Family scene stealer:
1. That accent is real!
2. She was a teenage mom.
3. She was almost a dentist.
4. She watched Ed Bundy in Spanish!
5. She’s friends with Shakira.