Sofia Vergara Defends Modern Family Character

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The actress does not believe this is true, although she admitted a Latina stereotype does exist. However, she does not believe it to be entirely negative, and sees many of the characteristics as positive attributes.

She said, “It goes more towards seeing us as all about our families, hard working, standing up for ourselves, ultra protective of our kids, and that we do ourselves up more than others, because a lot of us wear perfume even to take the kids to school in the morning.” 

Vergara even compared her character to many of the Latina women she respects and loves. “Gloria has a lot of my mom and my aunts in her, especially the funniest and most temperamental of them,” she said, “I love my character, it makes me proud to play her as a symbol of many Latin women, but not all of them.”

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