Yet another perk of living in New York City…
I wasn’t quite as close as the photo implies. This pic was taken backstage at Inside the Actors Studio. Sofia Vergara posted it on Twitter soon after the taping was complete.
It shows Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Vergara, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, and Julie Bowen — everyone but Ed O’Neill, who also appeared on the show. (Perhaps he took the photo.)
In the Actors Studio tradition, host James Lipton spoke to each person individually to start the program. While they come from varied backgrounds, as a group they are extremely well-educated, and a few came to acting a bit later in life.
But the room really started rockin’ when they spoke of their time together on the show. There were pats on the back, hugs, and loving looks. They seemed embarrassed by praise. They made fun of each other. They showed lots of clips. Heck, someone even did a dance.
Family get-togethers are like that sometimes.
And it was a family on that stage. Even from my seat in the balcony, that was abundantly clear.
Inside the Actors Studio featuring the cast of Modern Family airs on Bravo June 6th. I highly recommend it.