Sarah Hyland Throws Shade At Modern Family After Lack Of Airtime

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Haley Dunphy, Sarah Hyland’s character in Modern Family, has been noticeably missing from the past few episodes of the ABC sitcom’s final season.

One of Sarah’s followers asked the actress, and Sarah had an interesting answer that caused quite a stir. While some thought that it was a playful response, others were convinced that Sarah threw shade at Modern Family for her lack of airtime in the show.

A fan tweeted: “@Sarah_Hyland Why has Haley been missing from so many episodes of “Modern Family” this season?”

Sarah replied: “Apparently I’ve been busy with the twins,” with a shoulder shrug emoji. It’s a clear reference to her character, who gave birth to twins, Poppy and George, in the season 10 finale last year.  

Sarah Hyland explains why she's been missing from Modern FamilySarah Hyland explains why she’s been missing from Modern Family

Sarah Hyland Surprised by Character’s Death

In last week’s episode, Sarah’s on-screen grandfather Frank Dunphy (played by Fred Willard) died.

Like the fans, Sarah was also surprised by the unexpected death of the character. She took to Instagram to share her reaction to the “Legacy” episode, and she seemed confused as to why her character wasn’t at the funeral.

She said, “So I don’t read scripts of episodes of Modern Family that I’m not in, so I just found out that my grandpa’s dead along with all of you. I still feel special.”

She added: “I guess I should’ve put a spoiler alert for Grandpa Frank dying, but I was just caught off guard. Like, as his granddaughter, you’d think I’d be invited to the funeral.“

Sarah Hyland Credits Modern Family Success to People Behind the Scene

While she appears to be left out, Sarah was on hand at the TCA panel for Modern Family on January 8.

She credited people behind the camera for the success of the series, which debuted in 2009.

The cast of Modern Family at the 17th Annual SAG Awards on January 30, 2011The cast of Modern Family at the 17th Annual SAG Awards in Los Angeles on January 30, 2011

“I think that the camera operators and our focus pullers are really amazing at being able to connect to the audience. The format in which this show was filmed in that mockumentary style, I think it makes the audience feel like they are in the home when we give looks to the camera, the push-ins and the wraps that the camera operators and pullers do.”

“I think, it’s so genius that the camera is like a thirteenth character. It’s an additional cast member. I think that is what really draws the audience in and makes them feel like they are not just watching a family but they are a part of it,” she added.

Now in its 11th and final season, Modern Family will air its final episode on April 8.

What’s Next for Sarah Hyland?

Sarah Hyland is set to executive produce and star in a new ABC series, written by Emily Gordon. It is said to be a semi-autobiographical project inspired by Emily and Sarah’s real-life experiences.

Just recently, she attended the 2020 SAG Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old actress stood out in a sea of floor-length gowns, wearing a lilac floral mini from Italian label Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini’s Spring 2020 collection.

Sarah Hyland parades her legs at the 26th Screen Actors Guild AwardsSarah Hyland parades her legs at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 19, 2020

Styled by Brad Goreski, Sarah broke the leg or cleavage rule in the floral-printed high-low frock, which features a plunging neckline and a dangerously short bubble skirt. The lilac number also has a large bow detail on the waist and a long flowing train for added drama.

Sarah Hyland breaks cleavage or leg rule in a lilac floral mini dress with a plunging necklineSarah Hyland breaks “cleavage or leg rule” in a lilac floral mini dress with a plunging neckline

Hairstylist Riawna Capri pulled Sarah’s tresses away from her face into a sleek ponytail.

Makeup artist Denika Bedrossian used Cover Girl cosmetics to highlight Sarah’s features. She filled in her eyebrows for a more defined look, used pink eyeshadow with glitter dust, applied a swipe of mauve lip gloss, and added a hint of color on her cheeks.

Known for her work on The Metrosexual (2007), Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Come Wander with Me (2008) and America’s Next Top Model (2003), Denika Bedrossian also applied Pinky Goat false lashes to further accentuate her eyes.

Sarah Hyland wears a sleek ponytail with false eyelashes, pink eyeshadow, and mauve lipglossSarah Hyland wears a sleek ponytail with false eyelashes, pink eyeshadow, and mauve lipgloss

For her accessories, Sarah wore a pair of Lorraine Schwartz lavender jade earrings, diamond band rings, and Ofira rings.

She then added extra inches to her 5’2” height with a pair of Christian Louboutin ‘Jonatina’ sandals. Available for purchase at Net-A-Porter and Nordstrom, they are made from metallic silver lizard-effect leather and feature clear PVC to create an illusion of floating ankle straps.

Sarah Hyland shows off her pretty feet in Christian Louboutin sandalsSarah Hyland shows off her pretty feet in Christian Louboutin sandals

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Sandal cut from iridescent silver leather trimmed with transparent PVC

Christian Louboutin Jonatina Sandals

Christian Louboutin Jonatina Sandals

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / Nicky Nelson / WENN

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