Colombian actress Sofia Vergara talks about her support of the gay community in an interview for The Advocate. The modern family star opens up about her gay fans, her lesbian admirers and her celebrity girl crushes. Here are the highlights.
On her gay fans:
I?ve always had plenty of gay fans, even back in Colombia, probably because I?m voluptuous and a little over the top. Gay men always tell me how fabulous I am. I think they want to be Gloria.
On lesbian admirers:
Oh, there aren?t that many, are there? That?s flattering. All my fans must be very respectful, because I?ve never had a guy or a girl come up and grab my ass.
On her relationship with Fellow Modern Family cast member Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Yes, we?re super-good friends, and we have a great time together. He?s one of my favorites on the show. He also has a very handsome boyfriend [Justin Mikita], and I always tell Jesse that I want him.
On celebrity girl crushes:
I have many, but I love Halle Berry. She?s perfection. Every time I see her, I want to give her a standing ovation because she?s so flawless.
On Why she did a PSA for GLAAD?s ?Be an Ally and a Friend? campaign in spanish:
Well, imagine how hard it is for Latin guys and Latin kids to be gay. Most of us are raised very Catholic, and the macho figure is very strong in our culture, so it?s still more taboo and a million times more dramatic to come out. Many gay friends have told me how hard it was for them to be open in the Latin community. Nothing?s going to change from one day to the other, so it?s a matter of doing things little by little. That?s why I love the gay couple in Modern Family. People always tell me, ?We?ve never seen a normal, loving gay couple before!? They think gay people are just running around naked, partying in nightclubs. So it?s good for older people, especially those who aren?t exposed to a lot of gays like we are in the big cities, to see gay people portrayed in a beautiful way.
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Watch “Be an Ally and a Friend” Sofia Vergara PSA in Spanish.