Sofia Vegara ''grew up knowing'' she was funny.

The 'Hot Pursuit' star never trained as a comedian or an actress but believes it was her upbringing which made getting the laughs so ''easy''.

She said: ''Comedy is easy for me. My whole family is funny so humour has always been an important part of our lives. I grew up knowing I was funny. I never thought I was going to make a living out of it though. I never wanted to be an actress so for me all this is an adventure. It's like a gift so I don't stress about it. I just try to enjoy it because I don't know what I am doing. I've been learning on the go.''

The 43-year-old star's stunning looks mixed with her comedy timing and appeal to English and Hispanic audiences appears to be the real gift that has made the star the highest paid TV actress three years in a row, thanks to her role in 'Modern Family'.

She told Stylist magazine: ''If you want to do comedy, you can't be too conscious of yourself or worry what people are going to think of you. It's not like you're a brain surgeon and something horrible is going to happen if you 'f**k up' - it's entertainment. The worst somebody could say is, 'She sucks at that role' or some studio gets p***ed off because we didn't make enough money. It is what it is, the entertainment business.''