Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon have been drumming up buzz about their new comedy, Hot Pursuit, with a series of interviews playing up the camaraderie that brewed between the pair during filming — something they’ve been carrying over to social media.
The friendly vibe popped up again Sunday when Sofia and Reese released a set of videos on Instagram where the co-stars lip-synced along to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” and Taylor Swift’s “Trouble.” As both of the actresses have built careers on equal parts comedic chops and beauty, it’s easy to see why they’ve taken such a liking to one another — enough that Vergara clearly feels comfortable playing the fool in front of Witherspoon.
In the videos, Reese mouths the pop-song ready voices of Miley and Taylor before Sofia jumps in to nail a note somewhere between a black metal scream and a squealing pig. You can check out Vergara and Witherspoon taking on Swift’s “Trouble” in the clip below.
Other than their social media shenanigans, Sofia and Reese have also been drumming up some strange headlines as they travel around to do promotional appearance for Hot Pursuit, which is set to be released on May 8. In the film, Witherspoon plays a troubled cop who ends up protecting Vergara so that she can testify against a drug dealer in court. When Sofia ends up wanted for her connection to her husband’s crimes, Reese takes her on the road for something in between Thelma and Louise and Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s wildly successful The Heat.
If Hot Pursuit‘s trailer is any indication, Witherspoon and Vergara are set to get themselves into all manners of sticky situations in the film, but the team have also reported that they didn’t leave the filming process totally unscathed themselves, the Inquisitr reported previously. While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Reese reported that the fiercely committed Sofia had managed to cause her injury during one particularly tense scene — one serious enough to send Witherspoon to the emergency room.
“We had a fight sequence. She’s tough, man!… I might’ve had to go to the emergency room… I thought my appendix has burst.”
As it turned out, says Vergara, she had “popped [Reese’s] ovary.” Though it doesn’t seem to be the beginning of any intense rivalry between the two, Sofia and Witherspoon did discuss some issues related to the language barrier — something that some argue Vergara has built her career off of. That, however, didn’t prevent Sofia from grilling her Southern-accented co-star when she had to test her Spanish skills during Hot Pursuit.
“She wasn’t even nice about it. She was like, ‘This is terrible. You sound terrible.’ And then we saw the whole movie and she goes, ‘You guys that speak Spanish because Spanish people, people think that’s so funny.’ “
Did Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon’s Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift lip-syncs get you excited for Hot Pursuit?
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