Hot Mama- Morton that Is

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On May - 20 - 2009

sofia-vergara-5-09-resizedSofia Vergara made a pit stop at the Adrienne Arsht center on Monday to promote the upcoming Miami engagement of the Tony award-winning Broadway smash-hit musical, Chicago, in which she will “razzle dazzle” audiences from May 26-31. The sultry Colombian model/actress/TV personality, who has graced over 100 magazine covers, and was once tied to controversial South Beach club impresario, Chris Paciello, will play the role of Mama Morton in the musical, (Queen Latifah’s role in the movie). Yes, you read correctly. Being that Vergara, dubbed “Sofia Viagra” is a dead ringer for Catherine Zeta Jones, we think she should have been cast as the lead, but the producers thought otherwise. About the role, Vergara mused that she had to bring a Latin side to Mama Morton, being that she “cannot escape her Spanish accent.” Vergara graciously posed for photographs and gave multiple interviews, during which she discussed her involvement with the musical, explaining that she had always wanted to be on stage, acting and singing and that instead of starting small, she thought, “Broadway, why not? What’s the worst that could happen? They think I’m terrible?” It was her 17 year old son, Manolo, who urged her to audition and who was the first, of many men, to give her flowers on opening night. When asked her advice for Miami women, Vergara joked, “Get lots of plastic surgery,” but then added, “Drink lots of water and moisturize.” In just about every interview, Vergara explained how much she loves being in Miami and that she feels right at home here.