Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cam on ‘Modern Family,’ told ABC News that the show’s season finale, which featured a gay wedding, ‘was a meaningful episode, for us, for the show, for the arc of Mitch and Cam, but it was an important episode for so many viewers.’…
It’s only been two weeks since the “Modern Family” season finale, where Mitch and Cam tied the knot in a game-changing TV wedding.
Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cam on the show, told ABC News that “it was a meaningful episode, for us, for the show, for the arc of Mitch and Cam, but it was an important episode for so many viewers.”
Stonestreet, 42, said once Prop 8 was overturned in California, it really “paved the way” for the show to tell the story of Mitch and Cam, two gay men, getting married in a quirky, “Modern Family” way.
Getting to marry Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Mitch on the show was not just emotional for viewers, but the for the actors, as well.
“We had shot all that day doing some of the things leading up to it,” he said. “Jesse and I walked down the aisle together, and we both were wearing our sunglasses, and we took our sunglasses off and we both were just welled up with tears because it’s not just about Mitch and Cam in that moment.”
Stonestreet revealed that one of his earliest managers knew this role was going to be big right from the start.
“He was like. ‘You’re gonna be in history books someday,'” he said of the manager now living in Atlanta. “I’m like, ‘Come on, man!'”
But most of all, Stonestreet said the best part of playing such a great character is “the personal impact I’ve been able to see in people’s lives.”
“When kids come up to me and say, ‘You made it easier to come out to my mom and dad because of Mitch and Cam,’ or parents come up and say, ‘I was able to accept my son or my daughter more because of the relationship portrayed on “Modern Family.”‘ That’s the best honor of my job,” he said.