September 24, 2009

The Ties that Bind

Por fin Sofia Vergara has found writers and a show that let her shine. In ABC's Modern Family, she plays Gloria, una madre soltera that cleverly climbs the ranks from rebound fling to Grand-Estep-Mother after sealing the deal by tying the knot to Jay, un Señor considerably older than her with a history that she lovingly embraces. Vergara is a joy to watch as she effortlessly gesticulates those muecas that only una mami will use in lieu of words. I love how she gasps "It's very beautiful in Spanish" when her gringo esposo is at a loss after hearing her literal translation of a lovely well-known dicho. Finally stepping out of the land of the type-cast, Vergara llegó á tiempo. Keep it up chica.