Transformation into Griselda Blanco

Sofia Vergara underwent a significant transformation to portray the Colombian drug lord, using makeup and a curly, brown wig to capture Blanco's signature look and move away from her "Modern Family" character​

Portraying a Complex Character

Vergara describes Griselda as a complex person with many nuances, emphasizing her roles as a drug lord, a woman, and a mother, and her determination to protect her family at all costs​

Shift from Comedy to Drama

Known for her comedic roles, particularly in "Modern Family," Vergara's role in "Griselda" marks a notable shift to a more serious, dramatic character

In-depth Series Format

The miniseries is a six-episode fictionalized dramatization, offering an in-depth exploration of how Blanco created one of the most powerful cartels in history

Star-Studded Cast

The series features an ensemble cast including Alberto Guerra, Christian Tappan, Martín Rodríguez, Juliana Aidén Martinez, Vanessa Ferlito, and a special guest appearance from Colombian star Karol G

Premiere and Reception

 "Griselda" premiered in January 2024, with Vergara and the cast attending the premiere in Madrid, Spain

Historical Context of Griselda Blanco

The series depicts the life of Griselda Blanco, who was a significant figure in the Miami cocaine trade from the 1970s through the early 2000s, rumored to be part of the Medellín Cartel led by Pablo Escobar

Departure from Previous Roles

This role is a significant departure from Vergara's previous, more light-hearted characters, demonstrating her versatility as an actress​

Background of the Series

"Griselda" is created by the team behind "Narcos," adding to the authenticity and depth of the storytelling

Physical Transformation

Vergara describes the extreme lengths she went through for her transformation into Griselda Blanco, indicating a deep commitment to the role