'Modern Family': Sarah Hyland says there is an even 'bigger' surprise in store after character's death
Sarah Hyland who plays the role of Hailey Dunphy on the show 'Modern Family' revealed that something much bigger is about to happen on the show
*Warning: This article contains 'Modern Family' spoilers*
In a recent episode of the beloved show 'Modern Family', viewers saw the death of Claire and Mitchell Pritchett's mother DeDe who passed away "peacefully in her sleep" on this season's Halloween episode. Sarah Hyland who plays the role of Hailey Dunphy on the show revealed that the biggest shock was yet to come.
As reported by Hollywood Reporter, Sarah shared that there is a "bigger thing than the death" which viewers have not yet seen. The 27-year-old then added, "It was a shock, that’s for sure". 43-year-old Jesse Tyler Ferguson who plays the role of Mitchell Prichett then added, "There’s a major thing happening this season. It’s beyond... I think you’ll be surprised". He also shared that he never expected the amount of frenzy the news of a death on the show would cause.
Ferguson shared, "I heard it very early on and I didn’t think it was going to be such a big deal. I thought we would just handle it as it was another storyline. But it leaked … and then it became this media thing". He added that he did not expect the fans' opinion that 'Modern Family' had killed a minor character. "We have very bloodthirsty fans," he added. Jesse had previously written off speculation that Stella (the dog) would be the one to pass away.
"Also, I feel like the mother of two of the characters that we’ve grown to love is a pretty significant character. So really, the only drawback is I won’t get to work with Shelley Long in the near future," he continued.
Sarah shared, "There’s so many things I loved about that storyline. I think especially the idea of a brother and sister having a very different relationship to the family member that has passed and being able to come to solid ground on how they feel".
The 'Modern Family' stars are unsure of what the future of the show holds and it is not clear whether the show will go on beyond season 10.
"It’s going to be hard to say goodbye," Sarah added. "We’ll never have jobs as good as this job. We love these characters so much. We love doing the show. If we can stick around and make this last a little longer, I think we’d all like that," Jesse shared.