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Did Sofia Vergara’s Son Manolo Inspire Her On-Screen Son Manny in Modern Family? Actress Reveals



Sofia Vergara is a marvelous actress who is globally applauded for her phenomenal performance in Modern Family. Vergara played the character of Gloria Pritchett in the sitcom.

Her character was that of a wife and mother. Vergara played the role of Manny’s mother in the hit sitcom. While everyone enjoyed the fun banter between the on-screen mother-son duo, did you know Vergara’s on-screen son’s role and persona were very identical to her own?

In a recent interview with The Talk, Sofia Vergara revealed her son Manolo’s old soul and weird tricks were the inspiration behind Manny. Now that’s something that was unexpected, but it looks like the real-life resemblance made the on-screen mother and son more relatable and realistic.

Sofia Vergara revealed that her son Manolo inspired the role of her on-screen son Manny

Sofia Vergara‘s portrayal of a mother in Modern Family was quite similar to her real-life experience as a mother to her son Manolo. In an interview with The Talk on June 1, 2024, the Griselda actress and Manolo revealed that the Modern Family character Manny was inspired by their own mother-son relationship.


Vergara then shared an adorable memory from Manolo’s childhood and said, “When we were crossing the street at four years old, he would say, ‘Mom, hold my hand. This is dangerous.” To which Manolo joked and added, “I’m responsible!”

Sofia Vergara recently revealed she would love to become a grandmother

Sofia Vergara is upfront about the fact that she does not want more children. Which even contributed to the breakup of her marriage with Joe Manganiello this year. But she is equally open about her desire for grandkids. The Modern Family alum was just shy of 20 years old when she gave birth to her son, Manolo González Vergara, who is now 32 years old.

During an appearance on People’s The Beautiful Issue, the Griselda actress spoke candidly about her dreams for her family, including not having children and having grandchildren. “I think I’ll be a fun grandmother, or abuela.”

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