'Modern Family' creator Steve Levitan has reacted to news that Ann Romney - wife of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney - considers the ABC comedy to be her favorite show on television. The series centers on three interconnected families, one of which is gay couple Cam and Mitchell (played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet).
Ann's husband has made no secret of his anti-gay marriage stance, which Levitan referred to in his response on Tuesday (August 28, 2012). Tweeting to his followers, the producer said he was "thrilled" to know that he can count Ann as a fan, and noted, "We'll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch [and] Cam's wedding.As soon as it's legal". Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson also responded to Romney's remarks, saying, "I have to say, I'm actually thrilled Mitt [and] Ann Romney love "Modern Family". I hope it sparks something in them!". Ann Romney hit the headlines this week after being widely praised for her attempt to soften her husband's image in a speech at the Tampa convention. Mitt will address the Republic gathering at its climax on Thursday (August 30, 2012), officially beginning his battle with President Barack Obama.
Though the 'Modern Family' cast have now returned to work for the fourth season, a dispute over contracts is still bubbling away. A recent table read for the new season was postponed after a lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. It is thought each cast-mate is seeking around $200,000 per episode.