As TVLine reported last month, Modern Family is recasting the now-series regular role of Fulgencio “Joe” Pritchett — played for the past two seasons by Pierce Wallace.
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His onscreen mother Sofia Vergara unveiled the identity of the “new” Joe — actor Jeremy Maguire, who celebrates his fourth birthday on Aug. 10 — in an Instagram post Friday morning.
Producers sought the recast as Joe will be newly “rough and tumble” — Aka the yin to evolved older brother Manny’s yang — sources
Here's Joe's on-screen mom showing him off:
A photo posted by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on Aug 7, 2015 at 9:41am Pdt
A photo posted by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on Aug 5, 2015 at 3:35pm Pdt
Isn't he the cutest? They do look like they could be mother and son. (While Joe ages, Gloria just keeps looking younger every year.) This isn't the first time "Modern Family" has aged-up its kids.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the ABC smash is recasting the now-series regular role of Joe Pritchett — played for the past two seasons by Pierce Wallace — with a slightly older actor.
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A Family rep declined to comment, but I’m told producers are currently scouring Hollywood for a 4-year-old actor to portray Jay and Gloria’s newly “rough and tumble” son — Aka the ying to evolved older brother Manny’s yang.
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But alas, those fans will be seeing a new Lily in the coming season of the ABC comedy.
According to E! Online, "Modern Family" is recasting the role to make Lily a little bit older than she currently is. A casting notice is seeking a "3- to 4-year-old daughter of Mitchell [Jesse Tyler Ferguson] and Cameron [Eric Stonestreet]."
What that likely means is that Lily will be a little more animated -- and maybe even talk a little bit -- in the coming season, which could also see Mitchell and Cam start the process of bringing another child into their family.
That all makes perfect sense, and it's a
'Modern Family' is about to lose one of its biggest scene-stealers: twins Ella and Jaden Hiller. According to E! Online, little Lily is being recast.
Producers have reportedly issued a casting notice for an "Asian, 3- to 4-year-old daughter of Mitchell and Cameron." Series star Jesse Tyler Ferguson hinted to E! about a possible recast, especially since Season 3 will feature a walking, talking Lily.
"Lily will definitely be more prominent in season three," he said. "It's interesting with children because we can't force this 2 and a half-year-old child to start speaking, and we don't know if the twins who play Lily are inclined toward acting, so maybe we'll cast another older child who can talk and who wants to be an actress to play Lily."
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Rajskub, who was last seen on "24", arrived at The Grove in casual blue shirt and pants along with the show's regular cast members such as Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, twins Ella Hiller and Jaden Hiller, Eric Stonestreet, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson who plays Mitchell. The rest of the cast were not present.
Shortly later, Rasjkub changed outfit to pattern shirt and blue cardigan while tagging along shopping bags. On the other end, Cam and Mitchell walk together with their baby Lily in stroll. It looks like they would film a scene where they
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