‘Modern Family’ Star Sarah Hyland Has a Surprising Theory About Why the Show Was a Hit

by Jeremy Spirogis
Modern Family: Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Modern Family will end this year after significantly more than 10 years in the atmosphere. Many people have actually concepts about the reason why the ABC sitcom lasted 11 seasons. It will be the show’s diversity, including homosexual, Latinx and Asian characters. It will be the multi-generationality from it from Ed O’Neil down seriously to Aubrey Anderson-Emmons. Sarah Hyland could have the absolute most astonishing principle in regards to the show’s durability.

Modern Family: Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell
L-R: Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland | ABC/Tony Rivetti

Hyland had been on a Television Critics Association panel when it comes to last period of Modern Family on January 8, along side her costars and producer Steven Levitan. She and Levitan provided their particular concepts about their 11 years of great lot of money. Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Sarah Hyland credits the prosperity of ‘Modern Family’ to those astonishing individuals

When fans think about Modern Family, they believe in regards to the stars therefore the authors whom let them have such funny what to state. Sarah Hyland wished to credit some people you never see.

Sarah Hyland | ABC/Jill Greenberg

“I think that the camera operators and our focus pullers are really amazing at being able to connect to the audience,” Hyland stated. “The format in which this show was filmed in that mockumentary style, I think it makes the audience feel like they are in the home when we give looks to the camera, the push-ins and the wraps that the camera operators and focus pullers do.”

Even in Sarah Hyland’s solo moments, she’s got a costar

Modern Family often cuts to characters sitting in the chair conversing with the digital camera. The audience might not look at this, but there is however another person into the scene behind the digital camera.

Sarah Hyland and Reid EwingSarah Hyland and Reid Ewing
Sarah Hyland and Reid Ewing | ABC/Tony Rivetti

“I think, is so genius that the camera is like a thirteenth character,” Hyland stated. “It’s an additional cast member. I think that is what really draws the audience in and makes them feel like they are not just watching a family but that they are a part of it.”

Producer Steve Levitan features another theory

If Steven Levitan understood the key to a winner tv show, he’d only make those. He’s had hits like Just Shoot Me and Frasier before Modern Family, but in addition temporary people like Greg the Bunny, Men Behaving Badly, Stark Raving Mad and Back to You.

Julie Bowen and Sarah HylandJulie Bowen and Sarah Hyland
Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland | | ABC/Tony Rivetti

“It’s an incredible alchemy of just elements coming together,” Levitan stated. “It’s a rare thing, the old cliche of lightning in a bottle, but it just so rarely happens that the right characters are created and the right actors come along to play those characters and then the right writers come along to help bring those characters to life and further deepen those relationships.”

Timing may have already been on ‘Modern Family’s side too

Modern Family began in 2009. Levitan does not discount the pure time associated with tv show.

“It’s probably not a coincidence that the majority of the show existed during a time where things felt a little bit happier in the world,” Levitan stated. “I think that it just was all these different elements came together, and that’s a rare thing.”

No one took ‘Modern Family’ for approved

As Modern Family is all in all, every person associated with the tv show can state they appreciated whatever they had.

“I can’t tell you how many times we were on set doing something a great scene or on a great our first season, we went to Hawaii, and we went to all these great places. We knew it at the time. We would stop and look at each other and say, ‘How lucky are we?’ This doesn’t happen. We just knew it from the beginning. And I think we all dug in and really appreciated it. There was never a moment when anybody on this cast was, like, ‘I’m going to leave for better things.”’Nobody ever before considered it for an additional. So many of your initial authors will always be indeed there, because everyone knows just how happy we’ve been from time one. So many of us were simply attempting to wait to it and accept this knowledge while an event such as this can still exist.”

Steven Levitan, Television Critics Association panel, 1/8/2020

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