We caught up with Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell after they won big at last night's Critics' Choice TV Awards. They were both in great spirits after Ty was crowned best supporting actor in a comedy series for Modern Family, and Julie won the corresponding actress honor. They dished on how great it is to be recognized for work that is great fun for them, and they even shared surprising facts they've learned about each other on the set. Check out what Julie and Ty had to say, and make sure to catch up on all our Critics' Choice Television Awards coverage.View Transcript »
So tell me what it was like to be here tonight. And, you know, Modern Family has been such a critical success but a fan success too. Yeah. I mean, that's kind of hard to even believe. I mentioned that, but it's really imagined to be in a part of a team that is doing something that seems like it's more liking. Yes. And that we're enjoying. It's really cool. My Teutonic upbringing told me that only hard things were worth rewarding. So this doesn't make any sense then. This is very hard to understand. I'm quite sure our writers are working very hard everyday, we go and we do cartwheels and eat fast service. Right. It's so fun and it's such a pleasure that it's hard to believe that very smart people are awarding us for our work. Yeah, yeah. Playing husband and wife for these years, what is something you've learned about the other person that you think would shock most people watching? Or horrify. Shock or horrify? I don't know, I can't think of anything. We both love a good nap. We really do. We love to nap. We really enjoy a nap. That's why we share a trailer where there's just a thin wall between one side and the other. There's no spooning unless it's just like knees against the wall. I put my hands up against the wall like this and I go, hi. Hope you're having a good nap. Are you there? Yes, we do love a nap. We're kind of made fun of occasionally. We both actually have a style of napping that is guaranteed to wake us after 20 minutes, which is weird. True. This is where. Right. This is where this anecdote gets weird. No, before that it wasn't weird. He does an old man nap. I do the Norman Rockwell nap. Which after 20 minutes, you get. Which is this one, like by a fishing pond. You have to wake up because your arm fall off. There you go. Your hands fall asleep. And ready? 20 minutes in. Mine is weird. Hands under the butt like a corpse. But do you wake up because you have something falling asleep? No I wake up, because I want to roll over. You can't roll over when you hands are under your butt. I think you might say I have better technique. Yeah, it does sound like you guys work really, really hard. We really do. Yeah. We work well together and because of our unique napping styles. Yeah. Now at the end of this season, we got the big reveal about Sophia's character. What? Don't tell me. I didn't see it. I think you did. She's a man? No. Oh, she's pregnant. Yes, yes she's pregnant. And Nolan was telling me that they kind of tried to make it a big surprise for you guys, too. So how did you find out? How did he beans get spilled. It was very clandestine. It was very under wraps, so we were were told in a hush-hush meeting. We had a fake ending at the table read, right? Yeah. That was how they really protected it. Then they cleared off the set and only the people involved including one camera person. They were told they were shooting like a promo for. Oh yeah. For like a Hi-Diddly-Ho to Barack. By the way, you've got to be a really dumb camera person to think that that dialogue was something to Obama. She's like, "Barack, I'm pregnant!" I'm pregnant! Good luck, Obama. Well, congratulations, you guys. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you very much.