Could this be the first time a television cast launches a public campaign to make a character queer?
We’re going to go with ‘yes,’ but you’ll have to watch Modern Family next season to find out if it’s a successful one.
Sarah Hyland, who plays Haley Dunphy, went rogue on Twitter last week to address a fan theory that her character is bi. She feels certain that she is, despite not having consulted with the writers.
“I don’t know what the writers would say? But I confirm,” Hyland tweeted to a fan who asked if the theory was true.
Now Ty Burrell, the actor who plays Hyland’s TV dad, has thrown support at the potential character development.
Hollywood Life asked Burrell what he thought of Hyland’s unauthorized tweet.
“I would support it 100%,” he said.
He continued: “You know, our show has established itself as very forward thinking about that kind of stuff. So, yeah. I mean if it happens I’d be happy and I’d be very supportive!”
Your move, Modern Family writers room.