Modern Family star Ariel Winter is getting ready to go to college at UCLA next fall. The actress, who plays Alex Dunphy in the Emmy Award winning series, is interested in law school. She plans to get a college degree and live a parallel life with her character, who has just entered college in the comedy series.
“I would love to continue acting but it’s definitely important, I think, to go and do something else as well,” said Winter, when she spoke to E! Online last year about her impending high school graduation.
University Herald reports that the actress was accepted by UCLA in April 2016, and was initially supposed to begin classes this fall. However, due to undisclosed reasons, she has pushed back her enrollment for fall 2017.
Nevertheless, Winter is already having her college freshman experience in Modern Family. In Season 8, things are not going so well for Alex Dunphy, after she came down with mono. She needed to take several days off school and recover at home.
In this week’s episode titled Weathering Heights, Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) is thrilled to be invited to guest at a local news program. However, things start to go downhill after he makes the mistake of introducing his weatherman hero to his daughter Hailey (Sarah Hyland).
Elsewhere, Manny Delgado (Rico Rodriguez) is getting his college applications ready. His stepdad Jay Pritchett intervenes and tries to inject a “little grit” in his application video. It remains to be seen what kind of disaster will result from Jay’s meddling.
Over at the Tucker-Pritchett household, Lily (Aubrey Anderson Emmons) is fed up with their house guest. After Cam (Eric Stonestreet) takes in his star football player, Lily takes matters into her own hands and tries to kick him out.
Modern Family Season 8 airs every Wednesday at 9:00 p ET on ABC.