1 Jesse Tyler Ferguson Had To Come Out Three Times
Leading off in our five Modern Family fun facts is the awkward story of Jesse Tyler Ferguson coming out to his father. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell in the hit ABC sitcom Modern Family, revealed in a 2010 interview that he was the inspiration for his character having to continually come out to his father Jay. Ferguson revealed that he had to come out to his real life father three times before he would believe him. When he told the shows writers about it they thought it was funny and decided to add it to Mitchell’s back story . Apparently his real life father just couldn’t process the information, which in times gone by was normal.