May 27, 2017

Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson on playing a gay character

By Greg Hernandez

Jesse Tyler Ferguson is on the cover of the new issue of OUT magazine!

The gifted out star plays one-half of a gay couple raising a child on the hit ABC comedy Modern Family. I’ve been a fan since he co-starred in the CBS sitcom The Class a few years back.

Here are some portions of his interview with OUT:

Each week Ferguson feels the pressures of playing a gay character, and although he has always been out in his privates life, until recently he remained hesitant about opening up about his sexuality publicly. “I just didn’t feel like it was doing [The Class] character any service, so I lived my life the way I had been living,” Ferguson says. “I just wasn’t doing it in the pages of Out or The New York Times. But with this show, it was never a question about quote unquote staying in the closet—which I’ve never been in.”

To read more go to GregInHollywood.com.

MODERN FAMILY’S JESSE TYLER FERGUSON @ SAG AWARDS

About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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