'Modern Family' Actress Sarah Hyland: 'If
'Modern Family' Actress Sarah Hyland: 'If

Sarah Hyland on 'Modern Family' Death: 'If the dog dies, I leave'

Fans everywhere were shocked when co-creator Christopher Lloyd told EW that a “significant” character would be dying in an upcoming season of the show. But for actress Sarah Hyland, a death in the family is fine as long as it isn’t Stella, the family’s beloved french bull dog.

‘If the dog dies, I leave,’ she told Variety at the Women in Film and Variety’s annual Emmy nominee party. “I’m that person that watches ‘The Walking Dead,’ and I’m like ‘feed the zombie the baby before the dog.’ I’m a horrible person I know, but I just love animals so much.

Although Hyland does not know which character is set to die, she did feel a certain kinship with other television shows that often kill off main characters in morbid ways.

“I saw the article, and I was like ‘are these how the actors on ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Walking Dead’ feel every time they get a new script,” she said. “Should I be scared? I Don’t know.”

Hyland also said she hasn’t paid much attention to the online furor surrounding the mysterious death, but after seeing Lloyd’s quote in the media, she was a little bit worried. After all, “Haley is very accident prone,” she added.









Popular on Variety

More Popular on Variety

  • Ted Danson attends the NBC and

    Ted Danson on 'The Good Place' Finale: 'It's A Little Gift'

    Ted Danson’s second Emmy nomination for his role on “The Good Place” turned out to be bittersweet. The cast just finished shooting the comedy’s final season, and Danson told Variety’s Angelique Jackson at the NBC Emmy Celebration on Tuesday that he was sad to be done with the series. Winding it down is still new to [...]

  • Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany

    How 'The Kitchen' Stars Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss Learned to Say 'No'

    In the crime drama “The Kitchen,” Elisabeth Moss and Melissa McCarthy play mob wives who must take over their husbands’ shady business and learn how to look out for themselves. After being used to having their husbands take care of them, the women thrive and soon grow into powerful crime bosses of their own. Speaking [...]

  • Comic-Con 2019 Toxic Fans Star Wars

    Women of Comic-Con 2019 Talk Representation, Cult Fandoms

    When “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” arrived on Netflix, some fans weren’t happy about the beloved character’s updated white costume. The new look featured a much less-revealing top and a pair of boy shorts under the costume’s original tiny skirt. But creator and executive producer Noelle Stevenson doesn’t care. “We’ve seen this play out [...]

Most Popular

Access exclusive content