Not to be confused with Sofia’s ‘Esquire’ Sex Issue.
Four beautiful leading ladies of television cover the latest issue of Vanity Fair. Sofia Vergara of “Modern Family,” Claire Danes of “Homeland,” Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife,” and Michelle Dockery of “Downton Abbey” all grace the cover, and the issue is dedicated to the art of television.
“TV is where the action is, the addictions forged, the dream machine operating on all cylinders. [Where] movies divide and stratify; television, like sports, is the democratic includer,” writes Vanity Fair’s culture critic, James Wolcott.
In an interview with the mag, Sofia reveals the uncertainty of “Modern Family” when the show first aired.
“It was a surprise because you never know how those shows how the people are going to accept them. And I think after the first episode aired…I was getting recognized all over the street…I think we knew that it was a good one.”
Sofia adds that she also used to love watching “I Love Lucy.”
“I love that there was a TV show in that time with somebody with a very thick accent like Ricky Ricardo. So it hasn’t been that easy to find a role for a person with an accent.”
The issue also includes feature cast members from the “Big Bang Theory”, “Revenge”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Two and a Half Men”, “Breaking Bad”, “Mad Men”, and “Shameless.” James Parsons of “Big Bang Theory,” for example, recreates a scene from The Graduate.
Wolcott writes, “Movies will never die, not as long as a director like Terrence Malick can make every green blade of grass sway like the first dance of creation,” but “TV is where the action is, the addictions forged, the dream machine operating on all cylinders.”