March 19, 2013 11:00 AM

Sofia Vergara isn’t counting her chickens before they hatch, but she’s definitely prepping the eggs.

“I have to be careful what I eat because they’re freezing my eggs!” she confides to Vogue as she sits down to a lunch interview for their April issue.

“Hormone pills, and then after that it is hormone injections. They want to get as many eggs as they can because usually you produce them but they’re not good. They have to be perfect, perfect, perfect ones.”

Vergara’s fiancé Nick Loeb “is 37, younger than me, never had kids,” the Modern Family star notes of her decision to start the process.

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The actress, 40, is already mom to son Manolo, the product of her short-lived first marriage. Vergara chose the name after hearing it in the movie ScarfaceSteven Bauer played Manolo, Tony Montana’s sidekick who ultimately betrays him.

“I looooved that movie, and I was in looove with Steven Bauer,” she admits, explaining that she asked her husband at the time if they could call their baby Manolo. “And he was like, ‘Okay.’ And then my son, when he grew up, he was like, ‘Oh yeah, Mom, how amazing you named me after a drug-dealer junkie!’ And I was like, ‘Shut up, Manolo!'”

Her son, now 21, is well-aware of his mother’s plans for a second child — and more than happy with them.

“Sometimes he used to scream at me when he was younger: ‘Why can’t you have another baby, so you can stop focusing on me?'” says Vergara with a laugh.

— Sarah Michaud

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