Matt LeBlanc Says He Had To Turn Down ‘Modern Family’ Role


Matt LeBlanc has revealed that he had the chance to play Phil Dunphy on ABC mega-hit Modern Family, but he turned it down. The opportunity came after Joey was canceled.

“I remember reading it thinking, this is a really good script … 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,” the Friends alum told USA Today in an interview published on August 18. “Plus, I’m having too much fun laying on the couch.”

The role of the bumbling realtor instead went to Ty Burrell, who has won two Emmy awards for his portrayal.

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