Darren Franich
April 24, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara wouldn’t appear to have very much in common. She, the teen movie star-turned-Oscar-winning actress. She, the Emmy-nominated breakout from one of the most popular sitcoms of the decade. Their new movie, Hot Pursuit, draws much of its power from that Odd Couple dynamic.

The two performers talked about their collaboration, and their different approaches to building a character, as part of EW Lightbulb, a series that features some of today’s top creators and performers discussing the art and craft of entertainment.

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