Known as the studious one of the Dunphy bunch, Ariel will get to take her character much further this season. "We can expect a lot of craziness from Alex," she tells Cambio exclusively. "I think it's definitely a growing season for her. She's changing, she's coming into herself a little bit ... she's kind of showing the world that it's okay to be cool and smart and funny all at the same time, and that you don't just have to be a bookworm hidden in your room."
As you can imagine, there are plenty of bloopers on the set, but they don't end up on the cutting room floor. Ariel says a lot of the flubbed material is used in the series. "I'd say a fourth of our show is improv," she reveals. "We just make things up."
Get more details about the show and its cast from Ariel herself, and find out who her dream guest star is, in our exclusive interview below. 'Modern Family' airs on Wednesdays at 9PM on ABC.