Sofia Vergara tells Jimmy Fallon she hates seeing ukuleles on AGT: 'It's so tiny, it's not a guitar'
Sofia Vergara dropped in on 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon' on Thursday, May 21, night to discuss quarantine activities, her new stint as a judge on 'America's Got Talent', her hatred for the ukulele and her interest and involvement with microfinance business. Sofia is currently holed up with her son, niece, husband Joe Manganiello and their dogs. Speaking about her son, she mentioned that the 27-year-old actor Manolo Gonzalez Vergara has turned into an amazing cook in quarantine. "He's the one that's in charge of cooking, thank god because I don't know anything and Joe doesn't know to do anything."
While her niece, the 27-year-old social media influencer Claudia Vergara, has been on dish-duty, Sofia mentioned that she doesn't even use a dishwasher and manually washes all of it the old fashioned way. She also revealed the task that she's taken upon herself in quarantine. "I'm the disinfectant," she added mentioning that she disinfects everything around the house. "I'm making sure boxes are disinfected, the counter, the refrigerator and everyone. I put the Purell on everyone's hands, face, everywhere."
Host Jimmy Fallon asked if she thought she was busier now than she ever was when she was doing 'Modern Family'. To this, she confided in Fallon that she was "scared after finishing the show because I was like what is going to happen. I mean what are the odds of an actress finding a job like 'Modern Family' in their career?"
However, shortly after, NBC offered her a position on the judges' panel on 'AGT' which led to a lot of back and forth within her head, "I was like what? me? what do I know about anything? I don't know anything about music or dancing! I mean I do but I am not an expert on anything in the world". Shortly after, she had a realization, "I'm just going to be like the people that are sitting in their house with their TV and I am just going to say what I feel and be honest." Sofia also revealed that she loves her new job and is enjoying herself.
On the topic of honesty and realization, Sofia quipped that sometimes she wonders, "there are people that come (on 'AGT') and I don't know if they are really honest that they think they deserve to be there and win a million dollars or they are just doing it for the fun of it". She also realized one more thing during her stint as a judge and it is her hatred for the ukulele. "I have realized something that I had never even thought in my 47 years of life. I don't really enjoy the ukulele. I don't love it that much when the acts come on. It is so tiny, its not a guitar. I am not saying that there aren't acts that are good with the ukulele but it doesn't excite me".
However, she doesn't let her choices cloud her judgment and gives those acts, a fair chance. "Well at the beginning I didn't even think the ukulele was going to cause me this. I do try to be fair. I try to open my heart and I say okay it's a ukulele and I don't just push the red button. I give them a chance." In the last few minutes on the show, Sofia also spoke about the importance of microfinance. "I have always been interested in and involved with microfinance," said the actress who is involved with Kiva, a non-profit organization whose mission is "to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive."
"I think its really important to help people start their own business, get them going, and just giving them food for a month because that goes away(from their expenditure). So it's better to give them a future and the best thing that has worked for me is microfinance. At Kiva that is what we are doing. Usually you go to a bank to get the funding for your business. But when you don't have anything, nobody is going to lend you money, but we will. 100% of the proceeds are for the people so they can start their business. We've made a $50M fund. We've already raised $10M dollars and we are still going," she added.