The four main younger cast members of "Modern Family" are looking to follow in the footsteps of the show’s six adult stars by securing big raises, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As previously reported, the adult cast of the hit ABC comedy agreed to new contracts Friday, with Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Sofia Vergara getting close to $180,000 per episode, up from about $65,000 per episode. As part of the deal the cast members agreed to drop a lawsuit they had filed over their contracts.
Ed O’Neill, who joined in the lawsuit, has been paid at a higher rate than his castmates — reportedly about $100,000 an episode. His compensation will be more in line with the others going forward, although he will reportedly get a bigger piece of the show’s backend.
At least three of the young stars — Rico Rodriguez, who plays Manny; Nolan Gould, who plays Luke; and Ariel Winter, who plays Alex — are talking about working together in a similar approach taken by the adults during their negotiations, the story notes.
Sarah Hyland, who plays Haley, will also renegotiate her contract, but she is said to already make more than the other three young stars, given her film and TV credits from before her "Modern Family" role, the article notes.
"These talks are not expected to be as contentious as the just-concluded adult negotiations … and the kids are expected to show up to work [this week] as production on the Emmy-winning show’s fourth season begins on the Fox lot," THR reports.
It’s not clear what the younger actors make, the story adds.