As ABC’s hit show Modern Family approaches its final season, actor Nolan Gould has opened up on the show’s ending and what it’ll be like to say goodbye to his TV family.
“I think it goes without saying that it’s pretty crazy having spent ten, coming up on eleven, years on a TV show,” Nolan said in a new interview with Prune Magazine. “That’s almost half my life. It’s been such a big part of my life for the last decade that it’s going to be very strange moving on. I’m not sure what to compare it to for someone that hasn’t been a part of it. Maybe it’s similar to finally finishing school after years of studying and hard work. I’ll be sad to leave it behind but I’m looking forward to the future.”
As for saying goodbye to his on-screen family, Nolan said:
“We spend almost every day together for eight months straight while filming. When the show goes on break some people go back home, some work on other projects, and some, like me, go traveling. But just like family I know they’re always there when I need them. I call Ariel [Winter] when I need girl help, share nerdy stuff with Julie, and reach out to Ty for advice in anything outdoors related. I know we’ll definitely all be close for life.”
Nolan also spoke about playing the role of Luke Dunphy, and how much he relates to him, saying:
“I didn’t used to [relate to him] when the show first started but as the years go on it’s getting harder for me to separate us in my mind. Sometimes, especially from the earlier episodes, I can’t remember if I actually did something or if it was just me acting. I guess spending half of your life as someone else will do that to you.”
You can check out Nolan’s full interview here!
Modern Family returns for its final season this fall on ABC.
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