“The goal is so much to keep the quality up. You can’t always remain the media’s darling so you just want to do the best job you can,” Bowen tells “Good Morning America.” “If it’s possible, we feel more pressure than ever right now.”
With “Modern Family” past its 100th episode and in syndication, Bowen says it’s sometimes hard to go back and watch the show’s earlier episodes — especially since she was pregnant with twins at the beginning. Though the show’s producers did a good job covering her up while she was expecting, they also let her show off after she gave birth and had certain pregnancy-improved assets.
“This was the appearance of the nursing boobs,” she says of a scene where she accidentally appears in her bra and underwear in front of her daughter’s boyfriend Dylan. “I thought, well this is kind of a borrowed body. This is a temporary situation. And that was exactly the argument [the writer had]: ‘Uh huh, and that’s why we need to show it. Because it’s going away. I know how this works.'”
“Modern Family” is currently in its fifth season and airs Wednesdays on ABC at 9 p.m.