Former K-Stater and Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet is visiting his old stomping grounds. Stonestreet, who had a week off from filming his Emmy award winning show, spent time talking to K-State students about pursuing their dreams.
He says “I don’t mean to look all Hollywood, this is as Hollywood as I get.” Though he is now a big name in Hollywood, he is not letting fame get to his head, and says the “Little Apple” is where it all began for him .
“This is where I figured out what I wanted to do with my life, pursue my dream of acting. I met my best friends here that are still my best friends and people that I talk to all the time and I had a great time here. There is no place I look that I had awful memories.”
The last time he was there, the hilarious ERIC STONESTREET was thrilled just to be starring on a “Modern Family” — now he’s an Emmy winner! He’s visiting Ellen to tell her all about the incredible night, as well as his recent trip to Australia.
Check out the clip at Ellen
Steve Levitan, the co-creator of the Emmy- winning comedy series “Modern Family,” didn’t have to look far to find the home of the show’s Brentwood patriarch, above.
“It actually is the house down the street from where I live,” Levitan says. “I would drive past it every day, and it looked like the modern house that so many rich, divorced older guys seem to end up in.”
How did the crew create the looks, and where does all the decor come from? You can get the full story on the houses in “Modern Family” here. LA Times also got photos galore on “Modern Family” and two other family-themed shows in their 21-picture gallery.
Modern Family Emmy Clip.
Ed O’Neill has a pretty light schedule these days. He has a movie coming out on June 4, the documentary ‘Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean,’ which he narrates. Otherwise, he can relax until July 8, when ‘Modern Family’ will likely receive a slew of Emmy nominations (the Academy has enlisted his TV wife, Sofia Vergara, and ‘Community’s’ Joel McHale to read the nomination announcements), and then, until the end of July, when the cast meets to begin filming the hit ABC comedy’s second season.
TV Squad has an interview with Ed O’Neill and here is the highlight:
What would you say are ‘Modern Family’s’ odds for Emmy success?
Oh, God, I have no idea. I’ve never won one. I’ve never even been nominated for one, so I wouldn’t know. We won a Peabody, and we’ve won a couple of other things. But I don’t follow that sort of thing. I don’t know how it works, if it’s a popularity thing. I think I’d be shocked if we weren’t nominated for Best Comedy. For the individual awards, we’re all in it for Best Supporting. I wouldn’t have any way of knowing how they [Emmy voters] are going to go with that.
Do you know which clip ‘Modern Family’s’ producers submitted on your behalf?
I don’t. I couldn’t care less. They didn’t even ask me. Those are things I try to stay away from as much as possible. You don’t have any control over that. The only thing I concern myself with is the actual making of the show.
Can you tell us what we’ll see in season 2?
Nope. I know we have a couple of new writers, which they’re very excited about. I know they’re hard at work. I know they’ve broken 10 or 11 or 12 stories already. They’re not fully written, but the structure’s there. But I don’t have a clue. I’ll show up and we’ll see what they’ve got. We probably do the first table read around the 30th of July, and we’ll probably start shooting on the first of August.