Usually stars look different when you compare how they look at the beginning of a show to the end of it. That’s especially true for Modern Family given it lasted 11 seasons.
There were rumors Julie Bowen got plastic surgery since filming the pilot. Find out the reason she gave for the change in her face and more.
Lisa Kudrow was considered for the role of Claire Dunphy
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There were many actors being considered for the ensemble cast of Modern Family. Some of them were already on hit sitcoms before like Ed O’Neill.
Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay on Friends, was considered to play the mother of three. She decided to turn it down.
“I thought, ‘I don’t know what I’d do with it,’” she said according to Access. “And, so, you know, that’s all. Julie Bowen does know what to do with it, so, it’s all as it should be.”
She wasn’t the only Friends cast member to be considered for the show. Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani, was considered for Phil Dunphy.
“I remember reading it thinking, this is a really good script, [but] I’m not the guy for this,” LeBlanc told USA Today. “I’d be doing the project an injustice to take this. I know what I can do, I know what I can’t do. Plus, I’m having too much fun laying on the couch.”
Julie Bowen looked different in the pilot because she was pregnant
Julie Bown as Claire Dunphy on ‘Modern Family’ | Eric McCandless via Getty Images
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Some people noticed that Bowen looked different in the pilot of Modern Family. They assumed that she got plastic surgery but she revealed that it was pregnancy that was making her look different.
“My face was pregnant,” she said in the book, Modern Family: The Untold History of One of Television’s Groundbreaking Sitcoms, according to NY Daily News. “I had tons …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet