Los Angeles: Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara spent a lot of money on speech lessons when she started out in the film industry.
The “Modern Family” actress says she wasted a ton of money trying to change her accent, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“I spent so much money when I decided I was going to act. I’m like, ‘I’m moving to Los Angeles, I’m gonna hire the best speech coach, I can’t understand why Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz can’t learn how to speak perfectly, I’m gonna do it’,” Vergara said on Harry Connick Jr’s new TV show “Harry”.
The 44-year-old says her son Manolo, now 24, grew increasingly frustrated with her as she kept pronouncing words wrong.
“He would run lines with me… And he’d say, ‘Mum, I just corrected you, like, two seconds ago and you said the word again wrong’,” she added.
Vergara, who is married to filmmaker Joe Manganiello, had earlier shared that she is glad to have had her son when she was young.
“I think it helps when he grows up and you are like friends, as well as mother and son. It’s fantastic to have your kids young, because you have so much energy.”
“I think my family’s really funny. Colombian people need that because we come from times that were tough, and sometimes the only way to survive that was to make fun of ourselves and those situations,” she had said.