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Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter is going goth

Modern Family star Ariel Winter says her character is going to be full of angst this season on the hit ABC show.

Growing up is quite the precarious thing, isn’t it? Just ask Modern Family star Ariel Winter. The actress’s character on the hit ABC show, Alex Dunphy, is going through quite a few changes in an attempt to find her place in both her family and the world.

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“There’s a lot of different storylines,” Winter told SheKnows Sunday night on the Emmys red carpet.”She experiments with a lot of different things to try and fit in which I don’t think she needs to do.”

Alex is known on the show for her dry wit and superior intelligence — quite the foil to her older sister Haley Dunphy’s (Sarah Hyland) ditziness. Winter added that she doesn’t want to see Alex change, but it does translate into a lot of fun wardrobes for her character.

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“She experiments with goth and vintage clothes… a lot of fun things.”

We’re really growing to love this precocious 14-year-old, both for her acting skills and her very grown-up look at fame.

“My life has definitely changed since Modern Family,” she told last year.

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“The show has made me more responsible. I really want to be a good role model for all kids so I have to think about what I say and do and how it looks to other kids! Everyday I thank our casting director Jeff Greenberg, our producers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, our networks, and all the people who gave me a chance on this show because it’s really a dream come true.”

How many Hollywood kids can say fame has made them more responsible? We’re looking at you, Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes.

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