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Sofia Vergara channels 70s in floral top and jean shorts playing ‘Cocaine Godmother’ Griselda Blanco

Sofia Vergara channels the 1970s in flashy floral top and denim skirt as she transforms into ‘Cocaine Godmother’ Griselda Blanco on set of new show

Sofia Vergara was spotted hard at work this week on the Los Angeles set of her upcoming Netflix miniseries.

The 49-year-old, who shot to global fame on the sitcom Modern Family, is stepping into the role of the infamous drug lord Griselda Blanco, aka ‘Cocaine Godmother.’

She could be glimpsed arriving on the set wearing a fluttery loose-fitted dress and a face shield – before switching into her period costume.

'Cocaine Godmother' Griselda Blanco is seen here

On the job: Sofia Vergara was spotted hard at work this week on the Los Angeles set of her upcoming Netflix miniseries where she plays ‘Cocaine Godmother’ Griselda Blanco

Her Griselda look, which included a flashy floral blouse tucked into a wide-set pair of long denim pencil skirt, was instantly reminiscent of the 1970s.

Another one of her 1970s outfits featured an aquamarine blouse that she tucked into a high-waisted pair of bell bottom jeans.

The showrunner of her new series is Ingrid Escajeda, who has written on such TV programs as Sneaky Pete, Justified, Better Off Ted and Empire. 

Griselda was previously portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones in a 2018 Lifetime movie called Cocaine Godmother. 

Looking fab: Her Griselda look, which included a flashy floral blouse tucked into a wide-set pair of long denim pencil skirt, was instantly reminiscent of the 1970s

Details: The showrunner of her new series is Ingrid Escajeda, who has written on such TV programs as Sneaky Pete, Justified, Better Off Ted and Empire

 Looking fab: Her Griselda look, which included a flashy floral blouse tucked into a wide-set pair of long denim pencil skirt, was instantly reminiscent of the 1970s

Pulling a pout: Another one of her 1970s outfits featured an aquamarine blouse that she tucked into a high-waisted pair of bell bottom jeans

Pulling a pout: Another one of her 1970s outfits featured an aquamarine blouse that she tucked into a high-waisted pair of bell bottom jeans

Jennifer Lopez is now slated play her in a movie called The Godmother co-written by The Wolf Of Wall Street screenwriter Terence Winter.

Griselda’s son Michael spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com in 2020 and slammed the J-Lo film, saying: ‘I just find it more than a tad offensive that they would try to do something without consulting me and my family, the remaining Blancos.’

‘Cocaine Godmother’ was one of Griselda’s many nicknames – over the years she was also known as ‘La Madrina’ (‘The Godmother’) and ‘The Black Widow.’

The character: 'Cocaine Godmother' was one of Griselda's many nicknames - over the years she was also known as 'La Madrina' ('The Godmother') and 'The Black Widow'

The character: ‘Cocaine Godmother’ was one of Griselda’s many nicknames – over the years she was also known as ‘La Madrina’ (‘The Godmother’) and ‘The Black Widow’

Family tragedy: Sofia is herself no stranger to crime in Colombia, as her elder brother Rafael was murdered there in 1998 when an abduction attempt went south

Heartbreaking: 'We come from a successful family, and he knew he was a target for kidnapping,' explained Sofia, whose father was a cattle farmer

Family tragedy: Sofia is herself no stranger to crime in Colombia, as her elder brother Rafael was murdered there in 1998 when an abduction attempt went south

Born in Colombia in 1943, Griselda swiftly became a ruthless criminal who according to Maxim committed her first murder when she was 11 and her victim was 10.

In the 1970s she made her bones as a brutally vengeful, groundbreaking player in the Colombia-to-Miami drug trade that flowered during that decade and the one after. 

Griselda married multiple times and produced four children, the youngest of whom she named – in a flash of dark humor – Michael Corleone Blanco.

In the mid-1980s Griselda was thrown in jail for three murders, two of drug dealers and one of a two-year-old boy.

Notorious: 'Cocaine Godmother' was one of Griselda's many sobriquets - over the years she was also known as 'La Madrina' ('The Godmother') and 'The Black Widow'

Notorious: ‘Cocaine Godmother’ was one of Griselda’s many sobriquets – over the years she was also known as ‘La Madrina’ (‘The Godmother’) and ‘The Black Widow’

She was set loose in 2004 and deported to Colombia, and in 2012 a motorcyclist shot her dead outside a Medellin butcher shop.

Sofia is herself no stranger to crime in Colombia, as her elder brother Rafael was tragically murdered there in 1998 when an abduction attempt went south.

‘We come from a successful family, and he knew he was a target for kidnapping,’ explained Sofia, whose father was a cattle farmer.

‘He always had bodyguards. Then one day he went out alone and was shot dead. I was devastated,’ she added, according to the New York Post.

Origin story: Born in Colombia in 1943, Griselda swiftly became a ruthless criminal who according to Maxim committed her first murder when she was only 11 and her victim was 10

Origin story: Born in Colombia in 1943, Griselda swiftly became a ruthless criminal who according to Maxim committed her first murder when she was only 11 and her victim was 10

Throwback: Griselda married multiple times and produced four children, the youngest of whom she named - in a flash of dark humor - Michael Corleone Blanco

Throwback: Griselda married multiple times and produced four children, the youngest of whom she named – in a flash of dark humor – Michael Corleone Blanco

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