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.
“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.
“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 Seventeen.com last year.
“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.”