‘Modern Family’ Star Julie Bowen Talks Sofia Vergara, Angelina Jolie and So Much More!

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Modern Family’s Julie Bowen dishes on her co-star Sofia Vergara, her husband, plastic surgery and more!

As the new season of her hit show is about to kick off, Julie shared that she and Sofia spent some time together during their time off. “For Sofia Vergara’s birthday, we flew to Mexico. It was just my husband and me—my kids would have ruined it. Sofia was the most gracious host. With open arms, and wallet, she said, ‘I want to share with all the people in my life.’ She’s my hero.”; Julie says that she’s not a night owl and this didn’t go over well with Sofia’s vibrant family. “Sofia’s family is loud, warm, and fantastic. They couldn’t be more different from the tight-lipped WASPs I grew up with. [On her birthday trip] her relatives were like, ‘Why you do not stay up all the night? The only thing you lose is sleep!’ I was like, ‘Sleep is gold to me.’ They were like, ‘Bah! Look at me! I haven’t slept in three days!’ I’m not talking about 17-year-olds—I’m talking about 70-year-olds! I can’t even repeat all the bawdy wonderfulness [from that trip].”

Julie says the one star she’d be in awe of is Angelina Jolie, “If I see Angelina Jolie, I have to look away. I just feel like maybe she’s not real. She’s like a unicorn. It’s like, ‘There’s Angelina Jolie. We’re not going to seriously stand here and pretend it’s not like seeing a yeti, right?’”

In her always-honest style, she shares what she’s willing to do for the sake of beauty. “I’ve had lasers leveled at my face, and I would like to do Fraxel, the deep one where you go undercover for like a month because you look horrible afterward. But the results are astounding, as if someone blew time off your face. I do find it odd that people choose to do stuff that makes them look like crazy Hollywood faces, but I’ve got zero judgment about it…I’ve worn some ugly shoes.”

Julie shared that her dad is a thoughtful fellow! “My dad is a notoriously flashy-but-not-good gift giver. There were lots of pavé diamond teddy bear earrings and whatnot. But for the last 12 years, all three of his daughters get flowers from him every Thursday. I would much rather have that than just about anything else.”

On her supportive husband, software developer Scott Phillips, “Right before I started to try and have kids, I panicked. Scott and I had been married for about a year, and I flipped out: ‘I’ve never been to India!’ He was like, ‘Go to India! But I’m never going to India.’ That’s what’s great about my husband. He’s like, ‘I support your dream. Good-bye. I’ll be here when you get back.’”

Julie shared the one website that keeps her laughing (and I’ll admit I got sucked in when I checked it out!: “I hate to admit how juvenile I am, but one of the things that always makes me laugh, besides [my co-star] Ty Burrell—the funniest person I’ve ever met—is damnyouautocorrect.com. Parents trying desperately to text and it’s coming out all wrong? Holy crap, is that funny. I’ll have tears streaming down my face.”

Check out Julie’s full interview at Health!

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