“Ariel and I did a scene together,” the 45-year-old recalled to PEOPLE. “She, and all of the kids, always make us look so bad, because they always show up with their lines so memorized, so well-prepared.”
All joking aside, Stonestreet is very proud of all the kids on the Modern Family cast — Nolan Gould, 18, Rico Rodriguez, 18, Sarah Hyland, 26, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, 9, as well as Winter — and didn’t hold back his praises for their hard work.
“We got so lucky with the kids on our show,” he said. “You hear nightmares, and you hear things, but I can tell you… everyone always asks about the kids and what it’s like to work with them. They used to be kids, and Aubrey still is a kid, but Ariel, Rico, Nolan, and Sarah, [they’re] just good adults now. They’re just good people because they were good kids.”
“So I’m proud of them, and I love that they have their lives and do what they want to do,” Stonestreet added. “I think they’re all positive good role models for people. Glad to know them.”