Sofia Vergara doesn’t shy away from making fun of herself, be it exaggerating her Colombian accent or flaunting her voluptuous curves on the hit television show, “Modern Family”, and in a photo posted on her WhoSay account, the actress is showing off those comedic chops in an homage to legend Lucille Ball.
Ditching her usually straight, brunette locks and form-fitting attire for a red wig and a 1950’s appropriate dress, Vergara does her best to capture one of Ball’s iconic looks.
A strand of white pearls, high eyebrows and big red lips complete the style Ball was famous for wearing on screen. The playful photo is accompanied by a caption that reads: Lucyyyyy Im hooome!
Although, we can’t help but wonder whether the Latina is more Ricky Ricardo than Lucy. It seems appropriate Vergara would reference “I Love Lucy” given her own similarities with the show’s co-star, Cuban actor Desi Arnaz. Arnaz’s interpretation of Lucy’s husband made him a pop culture classic thanks in part to his heavy Latin accent and comedic banter with American Ball- something Vergara has also used to her benefit.
Vergara was quoted as saying the popular sitcom is actually one of her favorites in a past interview with Oprah. “I used to watch ‘I Love Lucy’. I love it because I feel like Gloria and Jay have this Ricky and Lucy-type relationship,” said the actress of the parallels between her own character on “Modern Family”.
While there is no official word as to why Vergara underwent the makeover, it seems she’s created a hybrid of Ball’s looks and comedic timing, with Arnaz’s Latin persona. This is why so many love Sofia.
Source: Shine (via Yahoo!®)