Although he is straight, Stonestreet said playing a gay role on such a high-profile TV series has garnered him admiration from male fans. On a more serious note, Stonestreet said that while playing Cam on "Modern Family" for five seasons didn't change the way he thought about the community, he nonetheless has "more compassion and more empathy" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people than he did before the show. US Edition U. News U. HuffPost Personal Video Horoscopes. Newsletters Coupons.
'Modern Family' Star Eric Stonestreet Reveals How Playing Gay Changed His Life
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Since debuting on ABC in , Modern Family has embraced the variety of relationships people experience in modern-day society. It also showed their wedding and role as adoptive parents to their daughter, Lily Aubrey Anderson-Emmons. Now, the series aims to broaden the scale of its LGBTQ characters by incorporating a bisexual character. According to actress Sarah Hyland, her character, Haley Dunphy, is bisexual.
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The families meet for family functions usually around their three neighborhoods or while traveling during vacations and cross-family bonding. He has a very juvenile attitude, and is referred to by Claire as the "kid [she's] married to". He uses a parenting method that he calls "peerenting", which is a combination of talking like a peer but acting like a parent.
Eric Stonestreet may not have known anyone who was openly gay during his adolescent years in Kansas, but his Emmy-winning "Modern Family" turn quickly changed all of that. The year-old actor, who is straight, told HuffPost Live in an interview this week that he feels "more on the front lines of what it means to stand up for people's equality" after playing Cameron Tucker on "Modern Family," which was just renewed for a seventh season. Stonestreet also opened up about some early concerns he had over tackling the role, and said that he felt particularly protective of his co-star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson , who is openly gay, noting, "I was worried from the beginning that I was going to be part of a gay bashing of sorts. Last year, he joked that his character was a " bossy, fussy bottom ," adding that many gay fans had approached him in hopes of "challenging" his sexuality.