Sofia Vergara and Karol G Celebrate Women’s Strength at ‘Griselda’ Premiere
Nothing is more inspiring than seeing two women celebrating their hard work and supporting each other. Sofia Vergara and Karol G dazzled attendees at the premiere of “Griselda” last Tuesday night at the Fillmore Miami Beach, and they did it with more than just their outfits.
It was a show of sisterhood and celebration.
Vergara paraded a strapless gold Ralph Lauren column gown on the red carpet. The “Griselda” and “Modern Family” star complemented her outfit with gold accessories and sparkling heels.
For her part, Karol G showed off a black monochromatic ensemble. It consisted of a ribbed leather corset top, matching leather pants and heels. The singer played with contrast with pink makeup and blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail.
The audience could see the Colombian stars embrace and celebrate the premiere of a long-awaited series.
Netflix is once again betting on drug trafficking stories, this time from a female perspective
In an industry that has glorified characters such as Pablo Escobar, telling the story of a female character has undoubtedly been a challenge.
Griselda Blanco, better known as the Black Widow or the Godmother of Cocaine, was a Colombian drug trafficker who weaved her cocaine network in the Miami underworld since the 1970s.
In the official trailer for the series, Vergara surprised viewers with her physical transformation and mastery of production.
For her part, Karol G plays Carla, a friend of the queenpin, who also seems to embody the aesthetic of what many are now calling the “mob wife.”
For Vergara, the role of Griselda Blanco has been a challenge
In a conversation with Netflix, Vergara, who also produced the series, recounted that the process of researching and preparing for the role of Griselda took her more than ten years.
“This was a very long process for me,” Vergara recalled. “I was on a plane one time, and I read in a magazine something about this Colombian woman, which, even though I grew up in Colombia in the ’70s and ’80s, I never heard of her.”
“As a [Latina] and someone who sounds like me, there aren’t many projects that are perfect for me,” she added. “I thought that this was a role that I could play.”
Vergara clarified that, although Blanco’s character is quite complex and involves a challenge in her professional life, “she’s not a hero.”
“Many of the things [Blanco] did were very terrible,” the actress said. “As a cartel leader and a fearless businesswoman in Miami in the ’70s, and of course, as a woman and mother. That was not a very usual mix.”
Vergara described Blanco’s intricate personality, who combined in the same life the role of mother, drug queenpin, and a particular and tragic social context
“We also wanted to take time to uncover the deeper story of Griselda,” Vergara explained, “How, beyond all odds, a poor, uneducated woman from Colombia managed to create a massive, multi-billion dollar empire in a male-dominated industry in a country that was not her own.”
“What I loved about the project was getting to explore Griselda’s origin story, the making of a monster,” she added. “During Griselda’s time, the idea of a woman being at the head of a cartel… was just crazy.”
“Her mixture of femininity and the worst parts of masculinity are compelling to anyone. It’s like a horrible crash on a freeway; we all turn to look.”
“Griselda” also allowed Vergara to participate in an all-Spanish production alongside a 100% cast she is proud of.
“Griselda” will be available on Netflix on January 25.