Sarah Hyland starred in Modern Family for 11 seasons as Phil and Claire Dunphy’s oldest daughter, Haley, but fans have noticed in the last season that Hyland has not appeared in many episodes. After receiving questions about her absence on social media, Hyland responded with an explanation.
Sarah Hyland Explains Haley Dunphy’s Noticeable Absence In Numerous Episodes Of Modern Family’s Final Season “Apparently, I’ve been busy with the twins,” Hyland tweeted, with a shrugging emoji.
As fans know, Haley gave birth to her twins Poppy and George in the season 10 finale. And, in the 11th and final season, Haley’s intrigue has centered on her married life and new mom. Haley is married to her high school sweetheart Dylan Marshall (Reid Ewing), and they’ve moved into Phil and Claire’s house while they find out about parenting.
Hyland was so out of touch with this season’s other intrigue that she actually had no idea that they had killed her grandfather on TV – played by Fred Willard – until she watched the episode. the most recent with millions of Modern Family fans when it aired on ABC.
“I don’t read the scripts for the Modern Family episodes I’m not in, so I just found out that my grandpa died with all of you,” said the 29-year-old woman on her Instagram story. “I always feel special.”
Hyland later apologized for spoiling the episode to fans who did not watch the episode live, and explained that she was “caught off guard” by the script. Then she joked that as a granddaughter, she should have been invited to her funeral.
In the final scene of the episode, Phil (Ty Burrell) gives emotional praise to honor his father, but Haley was not in the scene. Among those present were Claire (Julie Bowen), Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara).
Since its debut in 2009, Modern Family has won five Emmy Awards for an exceptional comedy series. New episodes air on Wednesday evening on ABC. And, the network has announced that the series finale will air on April 8.
Sarah Hyland says that the thing she will miss most at the end of the show is the incredible crew and actors. Hyland says that she likes the casting and that they are very special people.