Magazine article Variety

'Sam the Eagle Is a Great Scene Partner, Very Dry and Funny'

Magazine article Variety

'Sam the Eagle Is a Great Scene Partner, Very Dry and Funny'

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FACETIME

Ty Burrell

The actor just scored his second Emmy for playing oblivious but lovable Phil Dunphy on "Modern Family," but he can be seen on the bigscreen in a very different role - as a closeted gay man in the Sundance hit "The Skeleton Twins" opposite Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, jenelle riley

How did the "The Skeleton Twins" come your way?

I'm a fan of the Duplass Brothers, who were producing, so I accepted; I guess they saw my inner repression. Actually, I loved the script, and I loved that Bill and Kristen were doing something so different. It's not something I've played before, either.

After Phil Dunphy, do you worry about typecasting?

It's hard to worry too much about that when you've spent the bulk of your career unemployed. …

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