Sunday, August 20, 2017

Matt LeBlanc Turned Down Role Of Phil Dunphy On Modern Family



“Friends” star Matt LeBlanc confessed that he was offered a part on the ABC sitcom that he felt compelled to turn down.

Speaking to USA Today, the actor revealed that he was offered the part of Phil Dunphy in the pilot episode of the Emmy-winning show. However, he understood quickly that he was not right for the part. The outlet even notes that the role was written with Ty Burrell, the man who ultimately went on to play Phil, in mind. However, when the network gave the showrunners push-back on Burrell, LeBlanc was approached in 2009.

“I remember reading it thinking, ‘this is a really good script, (but) I’m not the guy for this. I’d be doing the project an injustice to take this. I know what I can do, I know what I can’t do. Plus, I’m having too much fun laying on the couch,’” LeBlanc said.

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Matt LeBlanc Turned Down Role Of Phil Dunphy On Modern Family | Celebrity Review said...

[…] “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc confessed that he was offered a part on the ABC sitcom that he felt compelled to turn down. Speaking to USA Today, the actor revealed that he was offered the part of Phil Dunphy in the pilot episode of the Emmy-winning show. However, he understood quickly that he was not right for the part. The outlet even notes that the role was written with Ty Burrell, the man who ultimately went on to play Phil, in mind. However, when the network gave the showrunners push-back on Burrell, LeBlanc was approached in 2009. “I remember reading it thinking, ‘this is a really good script, (but) I’m not the guy for this. I’d be doing the project an injustice to take this. I know what I can do, I know what I can’t do. Plus, I’m having too much fun laying on the couch,’” LeBlanc said. The post Matt LeBlanc Turned Down Role Of Phil Dunphy On Modern Family appeared first on CRAZY DAYS AND NIGHTS. Source: Matt LeBlanc Turned Down Role Of Phil Dunphy On Modern Family […]

Marianne said...

Sure you were matt, enjoying laying on the couch instead of making millions. Ah ok. Try again.

david said...

His "Friends" syndication checks were still fairly hefty, so, there was no need to move from his coach!

=)

AMartel said...

Glad he did. Ty Burrel owns that role.

Sean said...

He has two sitcoms and Top Gear. He isn't exactly sitting around.

OKay said...

You do know he's already made millions and makes more every year, right? A little show called Friends is in syndication these days.