Sofia Vergara has ruled out a Modern Family revival, but quipped that they should plan an official reunion soon owing to Ed O’Neill’s age.
The 51-year-old portrayed the renowned Gloria Delgado Pritchett in the comedy, which aired for 11 seasons till 2020.
She recently hosted the majority of the group at her house in November, but nearly gave viewers a heart attack when she posed with a framed portrait of Ty Burrell, who was unable to attend the gathering.
However, during a visit on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote her new Netflix series, Griselda, the host wondered if it was time for a rebirth.
‘No, it’s only been four years,’ she simply replied, to laughter from the audience.
When asked how much time needs to pass for a revival, Sofia continued: ‘I don’t know but it doesn’t seem right. I feel like we need a little more time.
‘We don’t have much time, since Ed is old.’
Ed is just 77, so there’s plenty of time for a spin-off or two.
Their little reunion was the first time the bulk of the ensemble had spent time together in a group since Modern Family officially finished in 2020, with the worldwide epidemic putting everyone on lockdown shortly after filming concluded.
The America’s Got Talent judge confessed that it was ‘painful’ to be separated from her co-stars so abruptly after more than a decade together, but swore that their group chat would always go off.
Someone may just need to educate Ed, alias Jay Pritchett, how to do more than ‘double click’ on his phone.
Sofia said: ‘It was weird, it was crazy because we were together [for] 11 years, five days a week. It was hard but we’re always on chats.
‘The only one who is not very good, because he’s very old, is Ed O’Neill. He’s not good with them.
‘He’s not good with texting. We joke about something, or we say something, and he reacts 26 weeks later. And then nobody knows what he’s talking about.’
We absolutely need to be in that group chat.
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Although Ed hasn’t yet grasped the complexities of a group chat, he recently dropped a bombshell of his own during an interview on castmate Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Dinner’s On Me podcast, admitting that he nearly followed a career in crime before moving to Hollywood.
Chatting with his on-screen kid, he told how he found himself seeking for work in his birthplace of Ohio after his football career ended unexpectedly, when a buddy approached him with a questionable possibility.
‘We’re driving and he said, “How you doing? You know, you, you got cut, you got no money”. I said, “No, I’m broke. You know, I don’t know what I’m going to do”,’ he shared, detailing their bizarre trip to a bar, where they went to look for a ‘friend’.
Ed revealed: ‘We left and he said, “You can do this kind of stuff for me, you know, I’ll protect you”,’ he said. “I’ll give you easy stuff. Just you collect here. You do that. You run, you drop something off here and there. You know, you may have to lean on a guy. You’re good at that. You can make some good money…
‘I said, “Let me think about it, Jim. Cause I’m, I don’t know. I might be leaving town to pursue this acting thing.”‘
His father came in at the perfect time, guiding him back to normalcy with a single inquiry.
He added: ‘He said, “I saw you take a ride with Jimmy… I just want to ask you a question. Can you do time?”
After replying ‘no’, the Married With Children favorite was told he would likely ‘have a hard time being in jail’, enough of a warning to make him decline the offer.
And the rest is history…