'Modern Family' actress gives voice to a Disney princess

By Rick Bentley

The Fresno Bee (MCT)

Published: Sunday, Nov. 18 2012 9:43 p.m. MST

Being alone in the recording studio does make the process go faster than filming "Modern Family." Ariel says that everyone's having so much fun making the Emmy-winning ABC program that it's often surprising that any work gets done.

Although Ariel's been embroiled in recent months in a guardianship battle with her mother, Chrisoula Workman, she's very happy with how her professional life's going and considers herself to be very lucky that she two TV shows on the air.

"Sofia and Alex are role models," Ariel says. "Sofia is very sweet a willing to help others. I really love how much Alex values education. I never got bad grades. One time, I got a B-plus and cried."

Except for some additional music, Ariel's work on the first season of "Sofia the First" is done. She's excited that young girls — one trio in particular — will now get to see this latest member of the Disney Princess court.

"I have three nieces under the age of 5 and it's great that their auntie will be able to give them such a positive role model," Ariel says.

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