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Sofia Vergara is spotted on the Griselda set in Los Angeles as she wears facial prosthetics


Sofia Vergara was seen wearing facial prosthetics as she arrived on the set of Griselda in Los Angeles on Friday.

The 49-year-old actress is taking on a role unlike any she’s played before, starring as the terrifying real-life Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco.

The Modern Family star was later spotted in character as she acted out scenes for the upcoming Netflix limited series. 

Transformation: The Modern Family star was later spotted in character as she acted out scenes for the upcoming Netflix limited series

Ready to work: Sofia Vergara was seen wearing facial prosthetics as she arrived on the set of Griselda in Los Angeles on Friday The 49-year-old actress is taking on a role unlike any she’s played before, playing terrifying real-life Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco

Sofia donned a black bodycon dress and brown UGG boots as she stepped out of her SUV.

The Colombian-born beauty wore her straight long locks down and carried a face shield.

She appeared to be in full makeup for her character, which also consisted of contoured blush and a dark mauve lipstick.  

Made up: She appeared to be in full makeup for her character, which also consisted of contoured blush and a dark mauve lipstick

Made up: She appeared to be in full makeup for her character, which also consisted of contoured blush and a dark mauve lipstick

90s brows: The Hot Pursuit performer's signature thick eyebrows appeared to have been plucked thinner so that she more closely resembled the notorious drug boss

90s brows: The Hot Pursuit performer’s signature thick eyebrows appeared to have been plucked thinner so that she more closely resembled the notorious drug boss

Sofia donned a prosthetic nose and adjustments appeared to have been made to her chin.

The Hot Pursuit performer’s signature thick eyebrows appeared to have been plucked thinner so that she more closely resembled the notorious drug boss.

After rehearsals, Sofia was seen in costume as she stood in front of a production trailer.

The actress’s hair was parted in the center and styled in loose waves that  fell to her shoulders. 

In character: After rehearsals, Sofia was seen in costume as she stood in front of a production trailer

In character: After rehearsals, Sofia was seen in costume as she stood in front of a production trailer

Bundling up:  She smiled slightly and glanced to the side as she wrapped a long brown shearling coat around her body

Accessorizing: The America's Got talent judge wore a chunky gold statement necklace and a gold wedding bandd.

Bundling up: She smiled slightly and glanced to the side as she wrapped a long brown shearling coat around her body

Hairstyle: The actress's hair was parted in the center and styled in loose waves that fell to her shoulders

Hairstyle: The actress’s hair was parted in the center and styled in loose waves that fell to her shoulders

New role: The character is unlike anything fans have seen Sofia play before

New role: The character is unlike anything fans have seen Sofia play before 

On her way: Sofia walked toward the set surrounded by masked crew members

 On her way: Sofia walked toward the set surrounded by masked crew members

She smiled slightly and glanced to the side as she wrapped a long brown shearling coat around her body.

The America’s Got talent judge wore a chunky gold statement necklace and a gold wedding band.

Sofia walked toward the set as she was surrounded by masked crew members The mother of one pulled the coat over her face as she noticed that she was being photographed. 

Physical changes: Sofia donned a prosthetic nose and adjustments appeared to have been made to her chin

Physical changes: Sofia donned a prosthetic nose and adjustments appeared to have been made to her chin

Manicured: Sofia sported a long nails that were polished in a shade of copper

Manicured: Sofia sported a long nails that were polished in a shade of copper

Coming soon: The project is expected to be released sometime later this year

Coming soon: The project is expected to be released sometime later this year 

Covering up: The mother of one pulled the coat over her face as she noticed that she was being photographed

Covering up: The mother of one pulled the coat over her face as she noticed that she was being photographed

Sofia later removed her coat, which she wore over a burgundy midi dress and a long-sleeved overlay that was trimmed with burnt orange lace.

The dress was tied around the star’s narrow waist and she sported brown leather platform sandals that had gold buckles.

The actress spread her arms as a crew member checked her costume ahead of filming. 

Footwear:  The dress was tied around the star's narrow waist and she sported brown leather platform sandals that had gold buckles

Meaty role: Griselda created one of the most profitable drug cartels in history and is also said to be the first female criminal billionaire

Footwear:  The dress was tied around the star’s narrow waist and she sported brown leather platform sandals that had gold buckles

Costume: Sofia later removed her coat, which she wore over a burgundy midi dress and a long-sleeved overlay that was trimmed with burnt orange lace

Costume: Sofia later removed her coat, which she wore over a burgundy midi dress and a long-sleeved overlay that was trimmed with burnt orange lace

Yesterday, Netflix unveiled the first-look promotional image of Sofia as Griselda.

The streaming service also announced additional casting for the show, with Alberto Guerra, Vanessa Ferlito, Alberto Ammann, Christian Tappan, Diego Trujillo, Paulina Davila, Gabriel Sloyer, Juliana Aidén Martinez, Martin Rodriguez, José Zúñiga signing on.

The show is inspired by Blanco’s true story, and how she pioneered drug trafficking from Colombia to her base in Miami.

She created one of the most profitable drug cartels in history and is also said to be the first female criminal billionaire. 

‘A devoted mother, Blanco’s lethal blend of charm and unsuspected savagery helped her expertly navigate between family and business leading her to become widely known as the “Godmother,”‘ reads the official description from Netflix.

The show was first announced in November, with Vergara also serving as an executive producer on the series. 

Wardrobe check: The actress spread her arms as a crew member checked her costume ahead of filming

Wardrobe check: The actress spread her arms as a crew member checked her costume ahead of filming

Anticipated: The show was first announced in November, with Vergara also serving as an executive producer on the series

Anticipated: The show was first announced in November, with Vergara also serving as an executive producer on the series

BTS: Sofia later removed her coat, which she wore over a burgundy midi dress and a long-sleeved overlay that was trimmed with burnt orange lace

BTS: Sofia later removed her coat, which she wore over a burgundy midi dress and a long-sleeved overlay that was trimmed with burnt orange lace

Getting into character: The America's Got talent judge wore a chunky gold statement necklace and a gold wedding band

Getting into character: The America’s Got talent judge wore a chunky gold statement necklace and a gold wedding band

Scene: Sofia donned a black bodycon dress and brown UGG boots as she stepped out of her SUV

Scene: Sofia donned a black bodycon dress and brown UGG boots as she stepped out of her SUV

The show was created by Ingrid Escajeda (Justified, Empire) who co-wrote the first episode with Doug Miro (Narcos).

Escajeda and Miro will executive produce alongside Vergara and Luis Balaguer with Latin World Entertainment,, Narcos’ Eric Newman and Andrés Baiz.

Baiz is also slated to direct all six of the 50-minute episodes, with Escajeda and Miro both serving as co-showrunners. 

The real Blanco is said to have been responsible for over 200 murders and was thought to be one of the most dangerous women in the world.

True story: The show is inspired by Blanco's true story, and how she pioneered drug trafficking from Colombia to her base in Miami (Blanco pictured in 2004)

True story: The show is inspired by Blanco’s true story, and how she pioneered drug trafficking from Colombia to her base in Miami (Blanco pictured in 2004)

First look: The streaming service released the first look photo of the 49-year-old actress as Blanco, who was known as the Godmother for running the Miami cocaine trade for the Medellin cartel

First look: The streaming service released the first look photo of the 49-year-old actress as Blanco, who was known as the Godmother for running the Miami cocaine trade for the Medellin cartel

She was killed by a motorcyclist in Medellin who shot her twice, passing away at 69 years of age and leaving four children behind. 

Born in Colombia in 1943, Griselda swiftly became a ruthless criminal who committed her first murder when she was only 11, and her victim was 10.  

Marrying multiple times, Griselda had four children, the youngest of whom she named after another notable movie gangster, Michael Corleone Blanco.

Griselda went to jail in the 80s for three murders, two of which were of drug dealers and one was of a two-year-old boy.

Star and producer: The show was first announced in November, with Vergara also serving as an executive producer on the series

The real Blanco is said to have been responsible for over 200 murders and was thought to be one of the most dangerous women in the world (Blanco pictured in 1985 aged 42)

Star and producer: The show was first announced in November, with Vergara also serving as an executive producer on the series (Blanco pictured right in 1985 aged 42)

In 2004, La Madrina was set loose and deported to Colombia, and in 2012, a motorcyclist shot her dead outside a Medellin butcher shop. 

Blanco was previously played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the 2018 Lifetime biopic Cocaine Godmother. 

Jennifer Lopez was also attached to play Blanco in a feature film entitled The Godmother for STX Films.

It was reported in April 2020 that Reed Morano (The Rhythm Section) was attached to direct though there have been no further updates on the project.

The first female criminal billionaire: Griselda Blanco 

Known as the ‘Cocaine Godmother,’ Blanco created one of the most profitable drug cartels in history and is also said to be the first female criminal billionaire.

She was given the nickname Cocaine Godmother as she shipped drugs from Medellin to the US through Miami. 

Born in Colombia in 1943, Griselda swiftly became a ruthless criminal who committed her first murder when she was only 11, and her victim was 10. 

The criminal – who was forced into prostitution at age eight by her mother – first dipped her toe into drug dealing when she was living in Queens, New York and then moved to Miami 

Marrying multiple times, Griselda had four children, the youngest of whom she named after another notable movie gangster, Michael Corleone Blanco.

Griselda went to jail in the 80s for three murders, two of which were of drug dealers and one was of a two-year-old boy.

In 2004, La Madrina was set loose and deported to Colombia, and in 2012, a motorcyclist shot her dead outside a Medellin butcher shop aged 69.     

Griselda’s story first gained the public’s fascination after it was featured on Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin’ With The Godmother in 2008, part of a documentary film series. 

Blanco was previously played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the 2018 Lifetime biopic Cocaine Godmother, which focused on her relationship with her female lover Carolina. 

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