Sarah Hyland doesn’t remember filming any episodes of Modern Family because she was so sick at the time.
The 31-year-old was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia when she was young and received a kidney transplant from her father in 2012. However, the organ failed after a few years and she received another kidney, this time from his brother, in 2017.
The actress, who played Haley Dunphy on the sitcom between 2009 and 2020, revealed on the Quitters podcast with her former TV mother Julie Bowen that her condition played a role in what she remembers from filming the episode.
“There are episodes of Modern Family where I don’t remember filming because I was asleep,” she explained. “The episode where Haley asked (Luke) for money and he said, ‘Don’t worry, I got it on ice.’ It’s in the freezer or something. The whole episode, I was asleep.”
Prior to her first transplant, she said, “I couldn’t stay awake for eight hours straight…I was so exhausted.”
Bowen then recalled that Hyland was “dubbed” on the set of The Old Wagon episode in 2010, but was able to act like she wasn’t in pain when the cameras started rolling.
“She was lined up to hold ice packs or hot packs on her loins. Warm compresses, to try to keep them warm. And she went like a robot. She changed from “Always” to “Always” and returned to her starting position. She (was) in a lot of pain, but you always turned her on when you had to be careful. work.”