A recent Entertainment Weekly report reveals that Bart Simpsons could start paying more attention at school in the coming days, as Fox has just signed Modern Family star Sofia Vergara in order to provide the voice for Ms. Barrera, Bart’s new school teacher.
According to the report, Vergara’s character will be introduced in a mid-season episode titled “Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles,” which focuses on Bart as he starts drinking a hormone-riddled milk substitute, resulting in the onset of early puberty and the accompanying physical changes, such as mini-moustache and attraction to his new teacher.
“[Mrs. Barrera]‘s more forgiving than Mrs. Krabappel was of Bart,” EP Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly. “She pays special attention to him.” This leads to a love triangle as she also catches the eye of Principal Skinner. “She feels Skinner is a wounded soul that she wants to take care of,” Jean adds.