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Sofia Vergara forced to clarify cocaine remark after Tonight Show blunder

Sofia Vergara forced to clarify cocaine remark after Tonight Show blunder

Sofia Vergara was forced to clarify a comment about cocaine after it left Jimmy Fallon stung.

THE Modern family the star, 51, is preparing for the release of Griseldaa new limited series from Netflix in which she plays Griselda Blanco, a Colombian drug trafficker who controlled the Miami underworld in the 70s and 80s.

A week after hitting back at a TV host who mocked her accent, Vergara appeared on Fallon’s US talk show to give insight into her preparations for the role of Blanco, one of America’s biggest drug dealers. Columbia.

She told the host to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that her childhood experiences in Colombia attracted her to the role, adding that she was excited for the opportunity to collaborate with some of the best Latin American actors currently working in the industry.

Vergara then added that the director of GriseldaAndrés Baiz, helped her prepare for the role and “taught me how to smoke, how to do cocaine” before Fallon interrupted, provoking laughter from the audience.

Ignoring the misunderstanding, Vergara continued: “It was incredible because I was 51 and I didn’t even know how to light a cigarette. I had never taken cocaine. So, it was amazing. It was a great experience.”

When the audience burst into laughter, she realized her mistake and clarified: “It was all fake, but the acting was real.”

Vergara, who previously described being part of Griselda both “a pleasure and a torture”, said Blanco’s role was deeply fascinating.

“It was fascinating to me because one of the reasons she was able to get away with it so much was actually because she was a woman,” she told Fallon. “And they never thought a woman was capable of doing all the horrible things she did.”

In a previous interview with CBS News, Vergara spoke candidly about her divorce from Joe Manganiello, reflecting on their separation in the public eye.

Fallon Reacts to Vergara's Hilarious Cocaine Story (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)Fallon Reacts to Vergara's Hilarious Cocaine Story (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

Fallon Reacts to Vergara’s Hilarious Cocaine Story (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

Addressing the constant focus on his former relationship with the Magic Mike star, she admitted: “I have evolved. You’re there and people know that’s part of being a celebrity. I knew this was going to happen. You can’t hide these things.

Fans were shocked when Vergara and Manganiello announced their decision to divorce in July 2023 after nine years together.

Vergara told the American channel that she was pleasantly surprised by the kindness and respect she received from the press, the day after their separation.

” It was not bad. I think, you know, I have to say that the press was very respectful and very kind,” she noted. “And I thought they were going to invent more things, and you know how that usually goes. I was surprised and they kind of said what it was and that was it.

Griselda will be available to stream on Netflix on January 25.