Sofia Vergara Mocked, Photobombed by Modern Family Costars in Funny Prank

Entertainment Jan. 23, 2014 AT 1:00PM
Jesse Tyler Ferguson photobombing a napping Sofia Vergara Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, and Julie Bowen played a funny little prank on their sleeping Modern Family costar Sofia Vergara Credit: Courtesy of Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Never let your guard down around a bunch of goofy sitcom actors! Sofia Vergara learned that lesson the hard way when she fell asleep during a shoot with her Modern Family costars at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Jan. 20.

The Colombian-born beauty, 41, was just trying to catch a little shut-eye between scenes. But her brief catnap proved to be the perfect opportunity for her fellow cast members to have some fun at her expense.

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The fun started when Jesse Tyler Ferguson (who plays Mitchell on the hit series) posted a photo of the SAG-nominated actress asleep in a chair with a tissue covering her face. "Sofia napping. 1," he captioned the Instagram shot.

A few minutes later, he shared another picture -- this one titled "Sofia napping. 2." It showed Ferguson hamming it up for the camera while perched on the arm of the chair above a still-sleeping Vergara.

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Ty Burrell (Phil) -- who won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Male Actor in a Comedy Series on Saturday, Jan. 18 -- got in on the action, too.

Ty Burrell photobombed a sleeping Sofia Vergara on the Modern Family set
Ty Burrell photobombed a sleeping Sofia Vergara on the Modern Family set
Credit: Courtesy of Jesse Tyler Ferguson

As did Ferguson's onscreen partner Eric Stonestreet (Cam).

Eric Stonestreet photobombed a sleeping Sofia Vergara on the Modern Family set
Eric Stonestreet photobombed a sleeping Sofia Vergara on the Modern Family set
Credit: Courtesy of Jesse Tyler Ferguson

The funniest "Sofia napping" photobomb, however, arguably came courtesy of Julie Bowen, who plays Claire on the Emmy-winning sitcom. Bowen spoofed Vergara by posing next to her unsuspecting costar with a napkin over her own face.

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Julie Bowen photobombed a sleeping Sofia Vergara on the Modern Family set
Julie Bowen photobombed a sleeping Sofia Vergara on the Modern Family set
Credit: Courtesy of Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Vergara, for her part, took the prank in stride. She even reposted the photos from Ferguson on her WhoSay account. "Never take a little nap around [these] people again!!!" she quipped.

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