Sofia Vergara: ‘I Love Making Money’
Sofia Vergara isn’t going to sugarcoat it — she likes cashing in.
Ever since the Latin American star launched her fame stateside, she has been raking it in with her starring role as the side-splittingly feisty Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on hit sitcom Modern Family.
But even beyond the small screen, Vergara has parlayed her now-boldfaced name into even more dollar signs, landing movie parts, promotional spots for brands like Pepsi, and even her own clothing line at Kmart.
Though she’s now engaged to fiancé Nick Loeb and is considering having another child — she already has son Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara, 20 — Vergara won’t be pumping the breaks on her still-blossoming career anytime soon.
“I’ve never had a plan for anything,” Vergara told the June issue of Cosmopolitan. “I know I’m not going to get any more shows like Modern Family. If it ends in five years, it would be great to do movies and focus on things like my Kmart line. Maybe have a kid. But I am going to be working my whole life. I love making money. I really love it!”
In the meantime, Vergara isn’t rushing to the altar with Loeb, who popped the question during her birthday getaway to Mexico last July. But when they do finally say “I do,” it won’t be a big to-do.
“He was already married with a big wedding and I was already married with a big wedding, so we’re going to something but not right now,” she explained. “When he proposed, it was my birthday, and I’d flown more than 100 family and friends to Mexico for six days of partying. It took me forever to arrange the logistics! If I had known I was going to get engaged, I don’t do this stupid birthday.”
As she takes “advantage of my 15 minutes,” Vergara is postponing baby plans. But if she ever decides to become a mom a second time over, she won’t be going the au naturel route.
“I froze my eggs. I had to go to my doctor’s office a hundred million times to do injections,” she said. “My doctor had told me ‘We have a small window.’ I said, ‘That’s so rude!’ I already have a kid, so I never thought I would need to do that. But I will have to use a surrogate, because I had thyroid cancer and lots of radiation. I don’t want to wait forever, but not yet, because I’m working like an animal.”