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Eric Stonestreet describes his gay TV character as a ‘bossy, fussy bottom’

Eric Stonestreet describes his gay TV character as a ‘bossy, fussy bottom’

Eric Stonestreet describes his TV alter-ego on Modern Family as ‘bossy, fussy bottom.’

The actor, who is straight in real life, says people are so used to seeing him as the flamboyant gay character of Cam on the ABC comedy that they become concerned when they encounter Stonestreet in public.

‘I get a lot of questions like, "Are you not feeling well?"’ the actor tells HuffPost Live.

‘I am not as fun (as Cam). I’m fun in a different way. People are generally disappointed when they meet me because they really want to meet Cam.’

Then there are those he encounter who don’t believe the actor is straight in real life.

‘What I get is a lot of guys who come up and want to challenge my sexuality.’

He also gets hit on sometimes.

‘Fuck yeah,’ says the actor. ‘I’m a type.’