Modern Family stars Ty Burrell
and Julie Bowen say they are glad to be changing minds on gay
The TV couple each took home an Emmy at
Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards.
ABC's Wednesday night comedy features
three couples, including gay couple Mitchell and Cameron, played by
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, respectively. On the
show, the men are in a committed relationship and raising their
adopted daughter Lily.
Burrell – who won the Emmy for
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – was asked how it
felt being on a gay-inclusive show.
“Definitely, it feels very, very good
to be on a show that seems to be changing a lot of minds,” Burrell
Wrap reported. “It's a great thing to peripherally go to
events and talk to family and have people talk about the characters
the same way they talk about other characters.”
“As a straight woman in a straight
couple, I feel marginalized,” joked Bowen, who took home
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
“To me, it's absurd that it is an
issue, but in that it is an issue, I'm glad that we're helping to
change minds,” she added.
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