As the world’s highest-paid actress on television, Sofia Vergara doesn’t care to look beyond the comfort of her success. When it comes to criticism, the Modern Family star has mastered pressing mute in defense of her character on the hit series.
“What’s wrong with being a stereotype?,” the People’s Choice Award-winner told HOLA! USA. “Gloria’s character is inspired by my mom and my aunt. They are both Latin women who grew up in Colombia, like me.”
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If you let Vergara tell it, her presence on television is a cause for celebration, which explains why concerns from the public regarding the limiting scope of her shtick continue to fall on deaf ears. “I am grateful for the opportunity because the gringos have let me in with this strong accent I have,” she countered.
After garnering a collective side eye from viewers at home following her controversial Golden Globes presentation, the Colombian actress appeared to be on the path to redemption when she unveiled her latest venture, Raze, this month. The digital media startup promises to expand opportunities for Latinos in entertainment, but only time will tell if the incoming wave of content will break past the confines of Vergara’s preferences.