Two years after Modern Family wrapped up its decade-long run on ABC, Sofia Vergara is returning to the small display screen because the matriarch of a really completely different form of household. The Emmy-nominated actress is headlining Netflix’s upcoming restricted collection Griselda, primarily based on the lifetime of infamous Colombian drug kingpin, Griselda Blanco. The streaming service simply launched a primary look picture of Vergara in character, and also you may say she’s gone via a dramatic makeover.
In addition to starring in Griselda, the Colombian-born Vergara can be an government producer on the currently-shooting six-episode collection alongside Eric Newman, who beforehand oversaw the hit Netflix reveals Narcos and Narcos: Mexico. The actual Blanco — who was recognized by quite a lot of nicknames, together with the Black Widow and the Cocaine Godmother — died in 2012 after a profitable profession within the drug commerce that lasted over three a long time in each Colombia and Miami.
“Griselda Blanco was a larger-than-life character whose ruthless but ingenious tactics allowed her to rule a billion-dollar empire years before many of the most notorious male kingpins we know so much about,” Vergara famous in a press release when the collection was first introduced final fall. At the time, Newman known as Griselda a “passion project” for the actress and staffed up the present with different Narcos veterans, together with co-showrunner Doug Miro and solid members Alberta Guerra and Gabriel Sloyer.
Vergara is not the primary glamorous actress to rework her look to play Blanco: Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones beforehand took on the position within the 2018 Lifetime film Cocaine Godmother. (The movie acquired largely destructive opinions, with a number of critics criticizing the selection to solid the Welsh actress as a Colombian drug lord.) Jennifer Lopez can be reportedly growing a movie model of Blanco’s life story.
On Twitter, Vegara’s new look has impressed quite a few followers, though some aren’t bought on the “glow up” that the true Blanco is receiving.
I didn’t notice that was Sofia Vergara! What a unimaginable transformation & I’m very excited to see her slay as drug lord Griselda Blanco! pic.twitter.com/D2tX5j9Kw6
— Josh ❤️ The Book Of Boba Fett #BlackLivesMatter (@supermangeek101) January 19, 2022
Love that you simply bought a Colombian to play a Colombian. ♥️🇨🇴 Looking ahead to watching.
— Katousha Kabasha (@bizwithkatousha) January 19, 2022
Ok. I can get behind this as a result of I’m nonetheless traumatized with Catherine Zeta Jones taking part in Griselda.
— Vee 🌸 (@xo_caliente) January 19, 2022
Griselda was an overweight girl. They picked one of the vital match actresses to play Griselda? I imply that’s okay, however attempt to make it plausible.
— lazmatazz (@lazmatazz1) January 19, 2022
Griselda was ugly… Stop IT now.
— Patryk Montana vel Hodak (@PatrykHodak) January 19, 2022
Damn the GLOW UP Griselda Blanco is getting by having Sofia Vergara play her. If anybody makes a biopic of me i’d additionally just like the i tonya therapy pls
— Gaby Mendez (@heygabymendez) November 29, 2021