When Zap2it attended a Paley Center event for "Modern Family" last
summer, roughly half the audience shouted "Lily!" when the child first appeared
in the episode screened before the Q&A. The adorable little girl, played by
twins Ella and Jaden Hiller, certainly has her fans.
But alas, those fans will be seeing a new Lily in the coming season of the
According to E! Online, "Modern Family" is recasting the role to make Lily a
little bit older than she currently is. A casting notice is seeking a "3- to
4-year-old daughter of Mitchell [Jesse Tyler Ferguson] and Cameron
What that likely means is that Lily will be a little more animated -- and
maybe even talk a little bit -- in the coming season, which could also see
Mitchell and Cam start the process of bringing another child into their family.
That all makes perfect sense, and it's a natural progression for the
Pritchett-Tucker household and the character of Lily. Still, we'll kind of miss
the poker-faced, silent Lily of the first two seasons; her lack of emotion was
often used to great comic effect.