Sofia Vergara is hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend with featured musical guest One Direction.

The Colombian actress is excited to be on SNL, according to Access Hollywood.

“I’m very happy, very excited because I never thought I was going to be part of that TV show,” said Sofia. “I think it’s an American tradition. It’s a TV show that the whole world knows, so for me, it’s an honor to be part of that group of actors that are known for their excellence.”

While the “Modern Family” vixen is ready for any task the cast throws at her, she’s in the dark as to what characters they’ll ask her to play on the famed NBC late night sketch show.

“I don’t know yet what they have in mind,” she told Access. “I’m going to go to New York a week before Saturday and we rehearse and they come up with the sketches, so, it’s like a whole week of work.”

Vergara’s performance isn’t the only thing to watch out for tonight. This is the show’s first episode back after a month-long hiatus, meaning that the cast and creatives have had time to relax, rejuvenate, and think up sketch ideas that don‘t involve Kristen Wiig talking like a Howard Hawks character. We’re also going to be treated to performances by tween dreams One Direction, a group that hearkens back to the good old days of non-theatening, manufactured boy bands.

Sofia Vergara has sharpened her comedic skills on the set of “Modern Family” and judging from the promotional videos for her episode, will be taking full advantage of her sex-symbol image and Colombian accent.

Vergara has been honored for her television work. She was nominated for two Emmys and two Golden Globes for her role as the second, younger wife of extended family patriarch Jay Pritchett, played by Ed O’Neill, and mother of Manny Delgado, played by Rico Rodriguez, on “Modern Family.” The ABC comedy series has won two Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series.

“‘Modern Family’ has been the best thing that has ever happened to me professionally,” said Vergara. “I’ve had the career that I never, ever, even dreamed about, even though it was hard because of my accent and because of the way I look. I really, really have to be thankful.”

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Ashley D'Hooge graduated from Emerson college in Boston. She has written for several publications and currently resides in Boston.

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