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Sofia and Julie’s Modern Family feud

Sofia and Julie's Modern Family feud

Tension has been brewing between Modern Family favourites Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen for years. And in Australia, it finally boiled over in a brutal clash of egos.

In Sydney to film episodes of their hit show, the actresses refused to board the same Qantas flight from LA, with Julie landing two days later.

On arrival she discovered Sofia, 41, had claimed the ultimate prize in their battle of wills – the Presidential Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel, where the cast is holed up.

Woman’s Day understands Julie – who plays show matriarch Claire Dunphy – has long loathed Sofia for hogging the limelight and screentime despite having little acting experience.

Julie has been known to snipe that Sofia – who plays sassy Latina Gloria – was hired based on her looks and “that annoying voice”.

Julie, 43, made her feelings clear in an interview with News Ltd last week, saying she could stand naked on Bondi Beach next to Sofia and “no-one would notice”.

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