Sofia Vergara is almost unrecognizable as notorious drug queenpin for new Netflix drama

1/20/2022 1:08:00 AM

Sofia Vergara is almost unrecognizable as notorious drug queenpin for new Netflix drama

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Sofia Vergara is almost unrecognizable as notorious drug queenpin for new Netflix drama

Netflix shared a first look photo from its upcoming limited series “Griselda” starring Sofia Vergara that reveals the Colombian actor’s dramatic transformation.

“Coming to sweep the Emmys! Yasss.”Blanco — the notorious queenpin at the center of the series — created and ran one of the most powerful drug cartels from the 1980s until the early 2000s.Her life was depicted in the 2006 documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” and Catherine Zeta-Jones portrayed Blanco in the 2018 Lifetime biopic “Cocaine Godmother.” At the time, Zeta-Jones’ version of the Colombian figure received some criticism as fans pointed out the actor’s Welsh background.

Zeta-Jones defended her role and toldEntertainment Weeklyin 2018, “This happens to be the third Hispanic I’ve played. I played the lead in 'Zorro,' and I screen-tested with six Hispanic women, and I got the role. I don’t know what to say.”She added, “I played a woman of Spanish descent in 'Traffic' as well. I have to take (the roles) I believe I can embody. I can’t be the person to fight against a very big issue, and I won’t take on that role. There have been so many actors who have played ‘against type.’ That’s sort of what we do.”

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Another person tweeted, “Coming to sweep the Emmys! Yasss.It's time to pull out our hand fans and dance cards because Netflix and Shondaland have released new images from the hotly anticipated second season of Bridgerton, which is set to be released in March of this year.Gillian Anderson’s accent blows minds at Emmys: Duh, she’s an American Fans are anxiously waiting for the return of Netflix’s hit royal drama “The Crown” later this year.Lady Whistledown previously informed her dear readers:"This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season.

” Blanco — the notorious queenpin at the center of the series — created and ran one of the most powerful drug cartels from the 1980s until the early 2000s. Her life was depicted in the 2006 documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” and Catherine Zeta-Jones portrayed Blanco in the 2018 Lifetime biopic “Cocaine Godmother. While the first season followed Daphne Bridgerton (played by Phoebe Dynevor) in her romance with the rakish Duke Simon Basset (played by the swoon-worthy Rege-Jean Page), the second season will instead focus on Daphne's old brother Lord Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) as he pursues romance and a potential shot at marriage.” At the time, Zeta-Jones’ version of the Colombian figure received some criticism as fans pointed out the actor’s Welsh background. Debicki sported Diana’s signature short blonde haircut, black sunglasses, slouchy blazer, classic designer pumps and striped trousers. Zeta-Jones defended her role and told Entertainment Weekly in 2018, “This happens to be the third Hispanic I’ve played. After courting Edwina, who has just arrived from India, he finds himself unexpectedly bound to her curt and antagonizing sister Kate (Simone Ashley), who is less than impressed with the eldest Bridgerton sibling. I played the lead in 'Zorro,' and I screen-tested with six Hispanic women, and I got the role. Edwina Sharma, Kate's sister, who has an integral role in the complicated love life of Anthony, will be played by newcomer Charithra Chandran.

I don’t know what to say. Kate also appears to be making a name for herself in her own right, as another image shows her at the forefront of a hunting party that includes Anthony and his brother Benedict (Luke Thompson). The Australian-born starlet took over the role from award-winning actress Emma Corrin, who played a younger version of the People’s Princess in Season 4.” She added, “I played a woman of Spanish descent in 'Traffic' as well. I have to take (the roles) I believe I can embody. In one image, Penelope Featherington, played by Nicola Coughlan, speaks with her best friend Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie). I can’t be the person to fight against a very big issue, and I won’t take on that role. There have been so many actors who have played ‘against type. Season 2 of Bridgerton will be available to stream exclusively to Netflix on March 25, 2022, where you can currently stream Season 1 right now while you wait for the series' return. We're also expecting Adjoa Andoh back as Lady Danbury, Golda Rosheuvel as Princess Charlotte, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, and Polly Walker as Featherington matriarch Portia.

’ That’s sort of what we do.” Jennifer Lopez is also currently working on a biopic about Blanco called “The Godmother” with STX Films, according to Variety . Read Next Share Share Tweet Email Related Topics About The Author Hilary Remley (134 Articles Published) Hilary Remley is a News Writer at Collider. In addition to the first-look picture of Vergara, Netflix also announced Alberto Guerra, Vanessa Ferlito, Alberto Ammann, Christian Tappan, Diego Trujillo, Paulina Davila, Gabriel Sloyer, Juliana Aidén Martinez, Martin Rodriguez and José Zúñiga will star in the limited series alongside her. Netflix has not revealed a release date for “Griselda. More From Hilary Remley.” Ariana Brockington Ariana Brockington is a digital reporter for TODAY based in Los Angeles. Joining this family – not just on screen, but off screen too.

She is a Northwestern University graduate who reports on entertainment news, pop culture and more. .