Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:17
Sofia Vergara may have a reputation for her role in Modern Family and be best known for sexier shenanigans, but according to some hints she dropped during this conversation about her latest movie, The Farrelly Brothers’ The Three Stooges, she’s getting into her more platonic side with those reincarnated funny guys.
The vivacious bombshell also dished on stereotypes, boobs, paparazzi, lipstick and the big thrill of playing a mean and horrible femme fatale.
By Prairie Miller
So are these new and different Stooges, or the same old guys?
They look really like the old Stooges; it’s amazing. But the actors of course bring their own personalities and things to it. And I bring out a little of the craziness.
Were you ever a Three Stooges fan?
Oh yeah. The shows were translated into Spanish, but they were still the same Stooges.
Do you have the hots for any of them in the movie?
No! In the movie, I try to manipulate them into killing my husband so I can get all his money. So I play a mean woman. Yeah, she’s a horrible person.
So yeah, I play another crazy woman. I think I could be getting stereotyped! But I have to be on the same level with all these guys who have these strong personalities.
Speaking of hanging out with guys, you were going out with Tom Cruise, and a few months after that he got engaged to Katie Holmes. What was that like?
It was a little bit uncomfortable, because the paparazzi were crazy. But I’m used to all the craziness of the press and paparazzi, of course.
When did you discover you were sexy?
When I was a kid I was skinny, but suddenly I had these big boobs. I felt terrible. And I would tell my mother, ‘I’m going to cut these off as soon as I turn 18.’
But as Latina women, we’re very comfortable with our bodies and our sexuality. We aren’t afraid to show that off a little bit more than other women.
Have you accepted your “curvy parts” now as your best asset?
I’m Latina, so I don’t really think about it. But I’m sure men would tell you that it’s my boobs. Personally, I like my eyes.
What do you do to stay in shape?
I like to dance instead of exercising. When I can, I do Latin dancing for exercise because it’s so much fun. But I’m lucky as a Latina because people don’t expect you to be skinny, so I can be a bit more plump.
What’s one accessory you can’t live without?
My lipstick. If I go outside without lipstick, I feel naked.
What are the biggest challenges for you as an actress?
Well, it’s not very hard because I play Latina women who are crazy and energetic.
How okay are you with sex scenes?
I like when they leave them for the end, so you can become comfortable. And then it’s not even an issue; I wait for it.
Now that you’ve been on both the big and small screen, which do you like more?
I think I prefer movies. But TV reaches everybody, so that’s good too.
How did you first start out, and how did you get to where you are now?
I was in dentist school in Colombia. I did a TV commercial for Pepsi when I was 17, and it was huge all over Latin America. So I started getting work, first as a model.
Then I started doing a TV show in Colombia. And they brought me from Colombia to Miami, where I hosted a traveling show for five years, and a game show for another couple of years.
How are you dealing with your celebrity?
I’m not that successful. But hopefully I’m on my way. So I can’t complain, but I think I have a long way to go.
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