Out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson told The
Wall Street Journal on Thursday that his Modern Family
character was definitely marrying during next week's final episode.
Viewers of Wednesday's episode of the
ABC comedy, now in its fifth season, were left to wonder whether a
planned wedding for the show's gay couple would be called off at the
“It's going to happen,” Ferguson
said. “You're going to have to wait another week, but it's going
to happen. At least unless they've changed it since I shot the
finale, which they can possibly do. Maybe we shot something where we
don't get married. As far as I know, we're getting married this
Ferguson acknowledged the show's
influence on America's increasing acceptance of marriage equality.
“I can't ignore that the show has
social ramifications. And I think there's something really lovely
about the way our writers have introduced Cam and Mitch to America.
And for a lot of people, they might be the first gay couple that they
know. Or at least that they know are definitely gay. And I think it
presents them in a very safe way,” he said. (The video is embedded
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