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Sofia Vergara Shuts Down Accent Mockery in Hilarious TV Show Spat

In a recent appearance on the Spanish-language talk show El Hormiguero, Sofia Vergara, known for her fiery portrayal of Gloria Pritchett in the hit sitcom Modern Family, showcased her trademark sass when confronted with a cheeky jab at her accent by host Pablo Motos.

As the conversation steered towards her 11-season stint on the popular ABC series, Motos couldn’t resist questioning Vergara’s English pronunciation. Interrupting her with a smirk, he asked, “How do you say Modern Family?”

Initially appearing puzzled, Vergara wasted no time delivering a knockout response, “I say it wrong? Oh, because you speak better English than me? Ah.”

The audience erupted in laughter and applause, but Vergara wasn’t finished. With a mischievous glint in her eyes, she prodded further, “How many Emmy nominations do you have in the United States, sorry?” leaning in for Motos’ answer.

With a humble admission that his show had garnered two Emmy nominations, Motos soon found himself on the receiving end of another witty retort from Vergara, “How many times have they nominated you for a Golden Globe?”

As the audience continued to revel in the banter, Motos attempted to downplay the significance of Golden Globes, dismissing them as minor awards. Unfazed, Vergara quipped, “The Golden Globes are minor awards. So they don’t matter.”

The exchange, captured for eternity on Instagram by Vergara herself, showcased her ability to gracefully handle such moments with humor. She later expressed gratitude for the invitation to the show, proving that beneath the playful banter, Vergara knows how to keep it classy.

This isn’t the first time Vergara has defended herself against criticism. Throughout her Modern Family tenure, she consistently stood up for her character, Gloria Pritchett, countering accusations of perpetuating stereotypes. In a 2017 interview with Hola! USA, she defended Gloria, stating, “What’s wrong with being a stereotype?”

Vergara proudly attributed Gloria’s character to the inspiration drawn from her own Colombian roots, emphasizing the vibrancy and uniqueness of Latin culture. “I am grateful for the opportunity because the gringos have let me in with this strong accent I have. Eight years ago, nobody had an accent like this on television,” she declared.

More recently, Vergara took to social media to defend Ellen DeGeneres when a vintage clip from their 2015 encounter sparked criticism. In a tweet, she clarified, “Two comedians having fun with each other to entertain. I was never a victim, guys. I was always in on the joke.”

As Vergara prepares to transition into a more dramatic role with her upcoming Netflix miniseries, Griselda, she continues to captivate audiences with her multifaceted talents. The series, based on the true story of Griselda Blanco, a notorious Colombian businesswoman who led one of the most profitable drug cartels in history, is set to premiere on January 25th. With her comedic prowess and now a foray into drama, Sofia Vergara proves she’s a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.

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