Modern Family: Cast and creators share memories



The group began to weep just finished shooting the last scene of the last episode of “Modern Family” of ABC, with the notable exception of Ed O’neill, who plays patriarch Jay Pritchett.

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“I said ‘what no tears?’”, recalled co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. “He said, ‘you know what? The things I stick in a way that is very rare. I will be doing a facial in two weeks and soon I’m going to gush tears’. And the only thing I took from that was, what Ed does facial?”.

After 11 seasons, the actors of “Modern Family” who have come to know well _ not counting spa treatments _ compared to say goodbye to leave high school. Marvel at the years without frictions in which they worked together and plan to continue in contact, of time by means of group chat by the isolation imposed by the pandemic.

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In recent interviews, the cast and creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd shared their favorite moments from the series, the memories that are carried and what they will do after.

The final chapter will air on Wednesday at 9 p. m. (eastern time), it should be preceded by the special retrospective “Modern Farewell”, at 8 p. m.

Great memories after a great job

—Create students of high or not, the future holds more and better relationships and experiences, ” said Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker. But Stonestreet will find it hard to believe that is your case, after graduating from “Modern Family”: “we Had a utopia complete with a great team of people. We work with professionals at their best, and it will be difficult to recreate that.”

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— Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays the partner and eventual husband of Cam, Mitchell Pritchett, said that the mix of reality and fiction was what resonated in him. In a scene from “Modern Family”, Mitch comes out seeing news reports that include your husband in real life (the actor and producer Justin Mikita) protesting to legalize marriage between same-sex couples in California. “It felt like a moment in which closed the circle… I could Not believe that I got married in real life, and then I came back to get married on television in front of millions and millions of people. She felt very important”.

—“To be acclaimed by the critics in addition to audience was a heady mix,” said Lloyd. “There are milestones to be crazy, as when Mitt Romney was competing against (president Barack Obama) and they both said it was their favorite television show. That does not happen very often”.

Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy) said that among the things that it takes to the program is his relationship with Nolan Gould, who played her brother Luke. Winter describes Gould as “one of my best friends. It is actually the younger brother that I never had and I love so much”.


— Julie Bowen (Claire Dunphy) spent much of his time off camera in a hallway that served as a holding area between scenes while filming in other parts of the house of Dunphy. There were portraits of the cast on the walls, along with paintings of birds that Bowen asked for as a souvenir. The works had “so much to do with the set, and being there and feel at home,” he said.

— Winter said that perhaps it is the only member of the cast who are not called to stay some of the decor. “I know it sounds weird, but to me, nothing jumped to the eye as something that I had to be” a souvenir, ” he said. After spending half of his life in the series, from 11 to 22 years, “is etched in my mind… I have the memories, and for me that is fine.


— Bowen had planned to focus on to produce and direct, but then was called back for a new series, “Raised by Wolves” from the creators of “Will & Grace” David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, and was “an offer he couldn’t refuse”. The coronavirus stopped the production in the entire industry. “We are on pause… I Assume that will be life. It is very difficult at this moment to know what is what”.

— Ty Burrell, who starred alongside Bowen and her husband, Phil, is part of the cast of voices of the animated comedy “Duncanville”, and also he is interested in producing. “I was planning to take some time to be with my family this year,” he said. The health crisis, said that he fulfilled his plan. Be at home with their young children is the positive side of the landfill.

— Rico Rodriguez, who played Manny, the son of the character of Sofia Vergara (Gloria Delgado-Pritchett), is a young man with many dreams. He and his sister created a production company to write, produce, direct, our own things”. It is also open to external opportunities to act. “I’m open to everything,” Rodriguez said.


— The latest episode includes moments of family comedy, “Phil being Phil, Cam being Cam, Sofia being Sofia,” said Lloyd, who wrote the second half-hour. But it also includes “a hug is sweet and emotional, which is another thing that the audience expects from this program, and I think that is a good balance”.

— Levitan, who wrote the first part, he said that “Modern Family” has tried to “give a little bit of joy and happiness to the lives of the people… I would say that now more than ever, if the people can tune in for an hour and forget about all the dark things that are happening in the world right now, that would be wonderful.”