ABC's “Modern Family” cast shooting season finale in Hawaii, sharing on Twitterby: Derek Paiva
posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 01:45 PM
The cast of ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family has been in Hawaii all this week filming the series’ first season finale.
They’ve been holed up at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, which is conveniently serving as both their home-away-from-home and workplace for the Hawaii shoot. (Yeah, we’re all pretty jealous of them, too. And we live here!)
How did Modern Family’s writers concoct a storyline that brought all three of the show’s interrelated families to Hawaii?
Executive producer Steve Levitan told Entertainment Weekly that the episode's plot revolves around a birthday vacation in Hawaii that family patriarch Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill) plans with his wife Gloria (Sofia Vergara).
“Jay thinks that he and Gloria are going by themselves for this romantic getaway, and she surprises him by inviting the entire family,” Levitan explained to Entertainment Weekly.
We’ve also heard scoops of a plotline with Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) desperately attempting to lure his partner Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet) to an Upcountry Maui lavender farm. (We've contacted Alii Kula Lavender, the only lavender farm we know of on Maui, and are waiting for confirmation.)
As fans of Modern Family, we’re certain hilarity will ensue when the finale airs on ABC in late May. The actors, at least, seem to be having a great time on Maui.
Like almost everyone with a Twitter account visiting Hawaii, the cast has been overloading the social networking site with tweets, photos and videos boasting of the fun they’re having here.
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