Eric Stonestreet Reveals Cameron’s Backstory on “Modern Family”

October 15, 2009 by
Filed under: Actors 

Televisionary Blog has an interview with Eric Stonestreet , where they talk more about Cam’s past.
Here are some interesting parts from the interview:
“It’s revealed [in the episode we're shooting] this week that Cameron has a clowning background and is a classically-trained auguste clown named Fizbo,” Stonestreet told me. “The episode is entitled ‘Fizbo’ and that’s where it comes full circle for me.”
“Mitchell, of course, is just not into it,” Stonestreet said of Cameron’s clown past. “When I ask Phil if there’s going to be a clown [at Luke’s birthday party], I just can’t for the life of me understand who would throw a party and not have a clown and Mitchell is just like, ‘Cam, let it go. Let it go.’”

Televisionary: Can you tease us then about what else is coming up on Modern Family for Cameron?

Stonestreet: You will also find out that I have a sports background, which is where again they are borrowing from our lives because I played football and was a track and field athlete. But I also liked being a clown on the weekend and doing kids’ parties. It’s just an interesting dynamic and one that they loved and thought was perfect for Cameron. So you definitely find out I have a sports background, I have a clowning background. You start to find out what my occupation may have been before Lily came long. It’s a visual occupation, something that takes a keen eye and an understanding of situations and moments that I really feel is the cornerstone of Cameron’s character.

I say to people that Cameron is a celebrator of life and a celebrator of the moment. He doesn’t let a moment pass. Where we want to just skate through life, my idea of Cameron is someone who celebrates every moment and is very excited and excitable about every moment.
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