Sofia Vergara Calls Reese Witherspoon "My Little Pony," Lauds Her as She Receives American Cinematheque Award

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Sofia Vergara calls Reese Witherspoon "My Little Pony." It's a term of endearment she came up with for her Hot Pursuit costar while filming.

On Friday night, Sofia Vergara lauded her costar as she received the American Cinematheque Award.

Reese Witherspoon thanked her family at the event. She called husband Jim Toth "my biggest fan and my greatest champion and without whom I would never have scaled a mountain or started a new company or parented three amazing kids."

"Speaking of my amazing children—Ava and Deacon are here. Hopefully Tennessee is asleep. He never sleeps—I just want to thank you for all the times you had to say goodbye to your mom while she packed to go on a location or for missing your school trips or special days because you were on some location in some far flung area in Georgia or Louisiana or London or wherever and for understanding that I love my job, that it feeds my soul to be creative and how I hope one day it may feed your soul too and that you'll teach your children to be hardworking and creative and for knowing in your heart that no matter where I am in the world you are always with me," she said. "I love you more than you will ever know."

Sofia Vergara lightened the moment while recalling the promotion of Hot Pursuit on Spanish TV.

"She was so gracious that she even spoke in Spanish on live TV with a very weird accent but at least she was trying," Vergara said of Reese Witherspoon. "It was embarrassing to me."

"She has the best skin and the biggest butt of any white woman in Hollywood. You know, it's true—you have said it to me, too!" Sofia Vergara added.

In addition to the Modern Family star, Reese Witherspoon was lauded by Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, and more. Kenny Chesney dedicated his hit "Wild Child" to Witherspoon.

It no doubt meant a great deal to Reese Witherspoon to receive this award, and even more to have her family and close friends like Sofia Vergara present as part of the celebration.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.