Reese Witherspoon has spoken about becoming friends with Sofia Vergara while filming their new comedy Hot Pursuit saying they "laughed so much" on set.

Speaking to InStyle magazine Witherspoon said, "As soon as I met Sofia, I said, 'I want to make a movie with you'. I think she's the next Lucille Ball.

"She and I together are such a funny thing because we represent two completely different cultures and kinds of women, but we just love each other. We laughed so much.

"I couldn’t understand what she was saying half the time. She couldn’t understand what I was saying half the time. But we both love cake, clothes, kids and our families."

Hot Pursuit hits cinemas on July 31.