More than any other ‘Modern Family’ cast member, Sofia Vergara is capitalizing on the exposure of the hit sitcom to help transition into a full-fledged movie career. Yes, she’s choosing to appear in questionable films like ‘The Smurfs’ and ‘The Three Stooges.’ But they are stepping stones leading to more-effective genre efforts like ‘Machete Kills,’ where she’s playing a leather-clad dominatrix. See for yourself.

This behind-the-scenes footage of Vergara on the set of the ‘Machete’ sequel was shot by Vergara’s son Manolo as part of his online reality program ‘Mi Vida con Toty.’ It features commentary from Vergara’s excitable kid, as well as footage of his mom acting in scenes with Danny Trejo.

The coolest part has to be the Machete high tops Vergara shows off to the camera. The second coolest part, though, is the sexy actresses’ leather outfit.

Robert Rodriguez follows a bit of a pattern in most of his films, from ‘Grindhouse’ to ‘Sin City.’ He finds incredibly hot actresses, then parades them around in skimpy, skin-tight outfits. OK, so that doesn’t happen in the ‘Spy Kids’ films, but it looks like its par for the course in ‘Machete Kills.’

The sequel reportedly centers on Trejo’s hero being hired by the U.S. government to kill his way through Mexico so he can prevent an arms dealer from launching a weapon into space. So Machete’s a Bond hero now? Cool. The new film will be in theaters in 2013. Until then, here’s the footage!

More From ScreenCrush