As you know, I am a big fan of the show, Modern Family. I think it’s hilarious and have blogged about the only permanent Asian American character on the show, baby Lily. However, babies being babies, they can’t really talk so the plot lines for Lily can only go so far. Well, the producers of the show have cast an older Lily for this upcoming third season this Fall:
An ABC spokesperson confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Aubrey Anderson-Emmons will take over the role when the sitcom returns on Sept. 21, as first reported by EW, which has the first look photo. She will replace twins Jaden and Ella Hiller, who alternately played the role for the last two seasons.
Isn’t she adorable? Aubrey happens to be the daughter of actress/comedian Amy Anderson, whom you might recognize from this funny Southwest Airlines commercial. As a four year old, I hope Aubrey will have plenty of things to say that are awkwardly funny – as the show often is. Depending on how long this show lasts, it’ll be interesting to see what issues Lily will have to confront as she grows older – like possibly coming out as a lesbian to her gay parents or asking why Asian girls go for white guys?