Everyone knows that Modern Family is hysterical, but what you don’t know is that behind the scenes, it can be even funnier.
“They need to do a show behind the scenes of Modern Family,” dished Gilles Marini at the Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times Annual Halloween Carnival about his recent guest stint as a personal trainer whom Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen) thinks is gay, but isn’t.
“It has to be HBO. It ain’t gonna fly on ABC. But what they’re saying is so clever and outrageous that I was laughing my ass off the entire two days.”
What Gilles is saying, is that if they call him, he’s back in a heartbeat.
“They could create a monkey character and I’d go back,” he says. “But I think we should have a little bit of craziness with Sofia [Vergara], knowing that we barely understand the language as characters, and we’d play around the fact that it’s even more difficult because she speaks Spanish and I speak French.”
Speaking of language difficulties, we hear that an on-set swear jar is currently funding the making of a zombie movie by Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, and Ariel Winter. Doing most of the financial backing? Apparently Julie!
“It’s so crazy because she’s said words that I don’t even think are curse words, but she uses them as such,” Nolan told us at the same event.
“We had that on Brothers & Sisters too,” recalls Gilles. “Believe it or not, a lot of very proper people were cursing like sailors.”
Oh, to be a fly on the wall …