LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Sofia Vergara opened up about her difficult but intriguing year that included her divorce from Joe Manganiello and a lengthy SAG-AFTRA strike.
The actress spoke with People at her Toty Transforma AHA launch party on Thursday (November 16) in Los Angeles and shared her hopes for next year.
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Sofia Vergara on her divorce and the SAG-AFTRA strike
The 51-year-old star revealed she divorced this year from Manganiello, whom she married in 2015.
Actors Joe Manganiello (left) and Sofia Vergara split in July this year (Getty Images)
She also faced the impact of the nearly four-month-long SAG-AFTRA strike, which affected many film and television projects.
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“I’ve had a very interesting year,” Vergara said, adding “I don’t want to say ‘bad’ or anything like that, but it’s been very interesting and very difficult.”
She added: “I went through a divorce this year, the SAG strike that lasted so long. »
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She also shared that she had seen her friends struggle with various issues, such as pulling their children out of school or having problems with their mortgage. “It’s been a weird, weird year,” she said.
Sofia Vergara on her new Netflix series “Griselda”
Despite the challenges, Vergara said she’s excited for next year, especially for her new Netflix show “Griselda,” which premieres in January.
The show is based on the life of Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco, also known as the “Godmother of Cocaine.”
Despite the difficulties, Sofia Vergara said she is excited for next year (Getty Images)
Vergara plays the lead role and also serves as executive producer. “I’m starting the world press tour right after the New Year [Eve], so I’m ready for that. It’s going to be exciting,” she said.
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“I don’t know if I’m fresh, but I’m just excited,” Vergara said.
“I’m excited about the TV show that’s coming. I’m excited about Toty, which has been doing really well since we started and people love it because it’s a really good quality product,” she said. added.
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