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From Sun Magazine: Behind the scenes with 'Modern Family,' the sitcom's new savior
From Sun Magazine: Behind the scenes with 'Modern Family,' the sitcom's new savior

Jason Winer was directing Julie Bowen on first episode of "Modern Family" when inspiration struck. "In the initial draft, Julie's character was described as mildly controlling and neurotic," Winer says of the suburban sitcom mom. "But what she didn't have in that draft was this idea that she was formerly a bad girl who had kind of reformed herself." Winer thought the extra history could add an important dimension to Bowen's Claire Dunphy — and make a difference to the story featuring her teenage daughter, Haley, who just starting dating. Ultimately, his suggestion led to one of TV's most widely quoted lines in recent years, with...

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