As we were talking about Sofia Vergara/accents today I remembered that on an interview on Lopez Tonight she mentioned that she was a natural blonde, but when she came to the US she was told that she didn’t look like a Latina even though she talked like one, and it was suggested that she dye her hair dark in order to look like a Latina.
Yesterday’s episode of Modern Family had a lot of funny moments where Sofia Vergara’s character, Gloria, is frustrated with being corrected by her son and her husband when she mispronounces words as she converses. You can see this starting at 7:25 minutes into the episode.
Modern Family, Season 2 Episode 6:
As we know, Sofia Vergara plays roles which fit Latina stereotypes- loud, curvaceous, promiscuous, etc. In interviews I really like that she seems very down to earth, and we can see that her accent is not that heavy and that her English is perfect. I would really like to see her play something outside her usual roles, where she doesn’t fit the Latina stereotypes.