Monday, October 3, 2011

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Dishes On The Obamas

In a Twitter Q & A, the "Modern Family" actor talks about his confab with the President; admits he'd like to be stuck in an elevator with the First Lady; & reveals a wish about First Dog Bo...
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
, Emmy award-winning star of the hit ABC sitcom "Modern Family," was in DC this weekend to hear President Obama keynote the Human Rights Campaign dinner. On Monday, Ferguson visited the White House to have lunch with Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard. While on a red eye heading home, Ferguson announced to his 175,789 Twitter followers "I am bored on a flightamd @JustinMikita is sleeping. I'll take questions for 15 mins. Go!" (sic). (Above: Ferguson, left, as he emcee'd a campaign event for the President on Sept. 26)

Ferguson (@JesseTyler) was peppered with questions. Apparently he didn't run into First Lady Obama during his White House lunch, because he declared she's the person he'd most like to meet. But first, Ferguson took a Q about the President.

Obama Foodorama tweeted: "Any behind the scenes chat with President when u met him at House of Blues? If so, what'd you talk about?"

Ferguson tweeted back: "we talked about MF. he said it was very American!"

Ferguson's character on Modern Family, "Mitchell," is an openly gay man who is partnered with "Cameron," played by actor Eric Stonestreet. They have an adopted daughter, "Lily."

Asked by other Twitter users "Who would you really want to meet?” and "Are you a dog person or a cat person?” Ferguson replied, simply, "Michelle Obama" both times.

Asked who he'd like to be stuck in an elevator with, Ferguson once again replied "Michelle Obama."

Asked "if you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?” Ferguson selected a different member of the First Family: "beau, the white house dog," he responded (sic).

The best part of his job, Ferguson tweeted, is that gay teens look up to him as a role model. Ferguson's favorite book? The World According to Garp. His favorite "guilty pleasure TV show?" Project Runway (and he's rooting for designer Anya). If he could play any other character on TV, Ferguson said he'd like to be the baby on "Raising Hope."

Read more: @JesseTyler. Obama Foodorama is @ObamaFoodorama.

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