It’s hard to imagine “Modern Family” without Dylan Marshall. The character’s transformation from a comic relief into Haley Marshall’s (Sarah Hyland) husband is satisfying to watch. During that time, however, actor Reid Ewing revealed that he never became part of the close-knit circle of co-stars.
When asked by Instinct Magazine if he is close to the other “Modern Family” cast, Ewing responded, “No. I was a bit of an outsider there. It was probably intentionally on my end … I had a lot of fun acting in ‘Modern Family.’ I would’ve liked to have been friends [with the main cast], but that’s not how friendships work … If I was a main character from day one, I think I would’ve been closer with them. But most of them were really friendly. I was really appreciative of Ed O’Neil and Julie Bowen. They were empathetic to my position and were always supportive and nice.”
Then again, it’s hard to blame Ewing for being in this mindset. While the actor initially believed he would strictly be a recurring character, his expanded time on the series — which saw him eventually becoming the father to Haley’s children — came as a surprise down the line. “I had no idea that I was going to be on the show [the whole time],” Ewing told Instinct. “If I knew I was going to be a lead character in the last two seasons, I would’ve prepared more for it.”