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Sultry Sofía Vergara Talks About Her Accent, Her Role on 'Modern Family' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 30th 2010 5:27AM
Sultry Sofia Vergara Talks About Her Accent, Her Role on 'Modern Family''Modern Family' starlet Sofía Vergara appeared on the latest 'Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated). She discussed her increasingly impenetrable South American accent, and how it was her dream to one day marry the dumpy guy from 'Married ... With Children.' And okay -- the rest of the cast of 'Modern Family' was there as well. But we'll be honest: sometimes we only have eyes for Ms. Vergara.

Host Oprah Winfrey asked Sophía why her accent seems to be getting heavier, even though she's been living in America for some time now. The actress replied that she actually does it for comedic effect, and gave an example: "I realized that sometimes it was funnier to say 'YOOOUHH' [rather] than 'you.'" Good point!

Oprah also wanted to know what it was like for Sophía to play "the gorgeous younger wife" on the comedy series. Vergara said that it was "amazing" and put her hand on co-star Ed O'Neill's shoulder, adding that as a teenager, she had watched him as Al Bundy -- the working-class, sexist husband on the classic Fox sitcom. "And I never thought I was going to grow up to marry him!" she said. "I mean, I never dreamed of that in my life."

Mr. O'Neill is not necessarily anyone's idea of a sex symbol -- and it's also true that he's only "married" to Sophía in a fictional sense. Still, he took the praise from the Colombian beauty in his stride, saying that he "always knew" he would one day get with Sophía.

Then, other 'Modern Family' cast members like Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell went on to talk about the significance of their show, its place in history, etc. No doubt all of this was very important, but for some reason, our attention started to wander a bit. Why could that be? For some reason, they just weren't as, um, engaging as Ms. Vergara. (And okay, if you haven't clicked on the links yet, here's one last picture of her.)

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Gregory Schwartz

What we watch on TV reflects a LOT on the status of us Americans. A perfect example is "Modern Family" and "The Middle". If you watch these shows, you will see that EVERY member of the family is dysfuncitonal. If we Americans find being dysfunctional as funny, we are all a pathetic lot. Don't tell me to chill out, and relax, or get a life and find the humor. I can NOT find the humor in pathetic shows like these that we call "comedy". Just compare these types of shows (Simpsons, Family Guy, Modern Family, Middle, Cougar Town, The Office, etc) to comedy shows of the 1960's. The characters did not have to be dysfunctional, self-centered, shallow, plastic idiots to be funny. They were normal, every day people and the shows were well-written by talented writers. Today, stupid and selfish is considered funny. No wonder the muslims think we are a nation of degenerates!!!!

September 30 2010 at 8:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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MikLamb

Give me a break -- the 60's comedies were about "normal, every day people"???

Let me refresh your memory: Gilligan's Island, Beverly Hillbillies, I Love Lucy, Get Smart, I Dream of Jeannie, etc, etc.

The point is that TV viewers don't usually laugh at normal, everyday people doing normal, everyday things.

September 30 2010 at 11:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vicvod

The best and worst(Oprah) of TV.

September 30 2010 at 8:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ralph

This show is just stupid. It is not about any normal family. It is gender bias against men and fathers. America is sick of Oprah too.

September 30 2010 at 7:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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