Interviewing celebrities is a weird thing. You always wonder if they will be nice, what they will be like, etc. And when we were invited to cover the red carpet for the fifth annual BeLive Celebration Gala, which benefited four Colombian charities, we became terrified.
Mainly because we don't speak Spanish, but also because one of our favorite A-listers, Sofia Vergara, would be walking the carpet. We desperately didn't want her to be a bitch. And luckily, she wasn't. Actually, she was the opposite.
With the likes of everyone from NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to Lauren Santo Domingo heading out Thursday evening, the highlight was most definitely Ms. Sofia. She had to walk the carpet not once, not twice, but three times so photographers could take all the photos they needed. But when she was finally done with the flashbulbs, her publicist informed us it was time for our interview. Bad news: it had to be quick and no personal questions. Hey, we will take what we can get. So what did we ask about? Modern Family, AKA the best show on television.
But don't make fun of us. We told her it was an honor to meet her at the end. We kind of feel like a loser, but to get to chat with "Gloria Pritchett" was totally worth it. Check out the video to see how truly thick her accent really is:
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.