Sofia Vergara flew into panic when she heard about Boston Marathon explosions Monday, April 15. On "Good Morning America", she said she was filming her new movie in New Orleans when the bombings happened. She immediately contacted his son, 21-year-old Manolo, who studies at Emerson College in Boston.
"I think I felt the same way that everybody in this country felt. It's disbelief, like... why? Why is this happening?" she said Wednesday, April 17. "I was very fortunate that my son that day had come on the train to New York to visit his girlfriend. I was shooting in New Orleans, so I immediately went crazy and immediately he texted me."
The "Modern Family" actress continued recalling her phone conversation with her son that day, "He knows that I can get crazy. So he was like, 'Mum, I'm still in New York'. But it's unbelievable, it's heartbreaking, it's so much unnecessary pain. Hopefully they (the people of Boston) can overcome this horrible thing."
The whole country was shaken by the horrible incident which killed 3 people and injured more than 100 others. Prayers, condolences and heartfelt tributes were sent from around the country to those affected by the explosions. Late-night shows, which were usually filled with laughter and humors, kicked off with somber tone when they were filmed hours after the tragedy.
Jimmy Kimmel said, "It was a terrible day. Very bad things happened today for no good reason - and our thoughts are with the people of Boston and everyone who is suffering as a result of the bombings at the marathon. It's a disgusting thing. I don't understand it. But my job is to make you laugh and so I will try to do that. And - I will probably fail. I'm failing already."
Conan O'Brien stated on his own show, "I just wanted to take a moment to say that - like everyone here - my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and everyone who has been affected by this senseless act. That said - it is our job to do a show. We're going to try and entertain you the best we can. Which, given our track record, gives you people a 20% chance of having a good time tonight."
Still, a few people tried to crack insensitive jokes about the devastating incident. ABBA's member Bjorn Ulvaeus, for example, said on a BBC show when asked why he looked so well, "I don't know, running is good unless you're in the Boston Marathon." Failing to get any response from people around him, the 67-year-old pop star quickly added, "Which is terrible."