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

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