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Is that Sofia Vergara's original accent or is she doing it for the sake of playing the Colombian character Gloria?

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The character-analysis tag isn't really justified when the question is about a mere actor and not an actual character, is it? If there is at least some connection to a particular character played by her, it might be quite helpful to name this movie or show. –  Napoleon Wilson Apr 1 '13 at 12:18
    
@Christian Rau - added the show tag. This accent is exagerated; I've seen her in other stuff on TV, and in a very early movie of hers - Big Trouble. Her other character accents can be suppressed, understated, or non-existent. She's ACTING! –  wbogacz Apr 1 '13 at 12:48
    
Thanks for adding that tag I couldn't add a new tag so I didn't mention series name... –  nidhi_adiga Apr 1 '13 at 12:51
    
@wbogacz Thanks for adding the tag. Some additional thoughts on how this overacted accent might be relevant to the story and her character would make this question a really good one, in constrast to a trivial "is she like her role in real life?"-question. –  Napoleon Wilson Apr 1 '13 at 13:18
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To quote Sofia Vergara herself:

"I go out to a mall or restaurant and when somebody hears me they'll go, 'Oh my God, it's your real accent'. I tell them, 'Yeah, I guess I'm not that good an actress!'"

Still, she admits, her comedic instincts may, at times, cause her to emphasize certain pronunciations

"I do make the accent a little stronger."

"I understand English; I read and write English perfectly, but the accent won't go away."

and:

"When I moved to L.A. and I wanted to act I did want to work on my accent... so I hired a speech coach. He was super-expensive."

"(I spent) hours and hours, because it's not like you can do it one time a week; you have to do it, like, five times a week, three hours a day... It was the money most thrown away (sic). I got worse. Look at me now."


(Note: Just like Gloria, the character she plays, Sofia Vergara was born and raised in Colombia)

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