Modern Family Star Feels 'A Little Guilty' About On-Screen Sexcapade

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If you have somehow missed all the promos and wish to protect your virgin ears and eyes from the plot-starting twist for this Wednesday’s Modern Family (ABC, 9/8c), stop reading now.

But if you’ve already caught wind of what’s coming and want to know why one of the hit comedy’s stars feels a bit guilty about it, forge on ahead.

Simply said, this week’s Family visit starts off with Dunphy kids Haley, Alex and Luke (played by Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould) treating the ‘rents to breakfast in bed. The surprise is on the young’uns, however, when they unwittingly barge in on Phil and Claire… well, doing what parents do behind closed doors, especially on the morning of their wedding anniversary.

Not only is Claire embarrassed by the overexposure, so was her portrayer, Julie Bowen.

“Sarah (age 20) is not a kid, but Ariel (13) and Nolan (12) are,” Bowen notes, “so I felt a little guilty.”

Bowen points out that while both she and TV hubby Ty Burrell had on “nude suits” beneath the quickly-gathered bed sheets, their characters “were not having straight-up missionary relations.”

As such, “I said to Ty, ‘I think we might be introducing something new’” to the younger of their on-camera kin.

Watch a clip of the uproarious moment in question here, and share your early reaction/anticipation of the new episode in Comments:

Comments (6)

  • This makes me very happy & I think most parents have had that embarrassing moment when they’ve been caught in the act… there’s no coming back from that….

    Comment by tanya – January 18, 2011 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome.

    Comment by João Amaral – January 18, 2011 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t see it in the UK.

    Comment by UKnosee – January 18, 2011 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well I think nobody except for the US can, maybe Canada but that’s it…

      Comment by damian – January 18, 2011 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG this is going to be EPIC!!! LMAO!!

    Comment by Mari – January 18, 2011 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh my lord, Luke. This show is hilarious. Can’t wait.

    Comment by Emily – January 19, 2011 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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