Sofia Vergara Jokes Joe Manganiello 'Seemed Like a Lot of Work'
"At the beginning I didn't want to go out with him," the actress told Ellen DeGeneres
The Hot Pursuit actress, 42, said that it took a plane ride for the Magic Mike XXL actor, 38, just to get a first date with her.
“I’m so lucky I couldn’t believe it. At the beginning I didn’t want to go out with him,” the Modern Family actress told Ellen DeGeneres on Friday during a visit to her show to promote her new comedy. (She also got a stripper-filled bachelorette party on the show, in true Ellen fashion.)
Why? Because the True Blood heartthrob seemed like a lot to sign up for, Vergara said.
“I had just finished a relationship he seemed like a lot of work because [he’s] so handsome and younger than me and so sexy and best bachelor or whatever he was,” she explained. “And I’m like, ‘Ugh.’ Just too much!”
But after a hop, skip and a flight to Louisiana, PEOPLE’s Hottest Bachelor convinced her otherwise.
“He flew to New Orleans and forced me on a date. And then … I’m like, ‘He’s a great guy, super fun, super normal and we click.’ It’s super easy to hang out with him.”
“She’s got the curves, she’s got a beautiful face, beautiful hair, just gorgeous. Naturally beautiful. She’s feisty!” the actor told PEOPLE in August.
Hot Pursuit, which stars Vergara and Reese Witherspoon, hits theaters Friday.