Sofía Vergara revealed the reason for her being “surprised” after seeing the reactions to her and ex-husband Joe Manganiello’s divorce. In a January 14 interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the actress shared she thought her divorce going to be a little, er, less kind. Let’s find out the reason for her thinking like this.
Sofía Vergara was surprised that the media kind of just said what it was and that was it
The 51-year-old said at the show, “You’re out there and people know—that’s part of being a celebrity. I knew it was going to happen. You can’t hide those things.”
Moreover, she noted how the response surprised her, “It wasn’t bad. I have to say the press was very respectful and very nice, and I thought that they were going to invent more things. I was surprised that they kind of just said what it was and that was it.”
The actress who is known for playing Gloria Delgato-Pritchett on the ABC sitcom The Modern Family and her 47-year-old husband parted ways last year after an eight-year-long marriage. Hence she is trying to move on in life with her latest Netflix drama series, Griselda, where she is playing the role of real-life Columbian businesswoman Griselda Blanco.
Talking about her latest acting gig the actress stated, “[Griselda] was this Columbian woman in the ’70s and the ’80s that actually took over the drug dealing business not only in Columbia [but] here in the United States too. When I thought of Griselda, I wanted her to be like Tony Soprano. I wanted her to be a character you didn’t hate even though they are a bad guy.”
Previously the Columbia native opened up about the “very difficult” time she is going through personally and professionally after her divorce.
Vergara said in an interview with People, “I went through a divorce this year, the SAG strike that went on for so long. I’ve seen my friends struggle—some had to take their kids out of their schools or had problems with their mortgages, so it’s been a weird, weird year.”
Despite facing these hardships the actress is still hopeful in her future outcome since she said, “It’s not like it’s bad. I think all the things are resolving, everything is going to be okay and I’m very excited for next year.”
Griselda is all set to grace your small screens on January 25 on Netflix.