The long-running family sitcom comes to a finish this week after more than 10 years on the air, with the show’s grand finale airing on 8 April in the US.
However, Hyland – who has played Haley Dunphy since the show first aired in 2009 – has admitted that she’d felt let down by the decision to have her character become a mother to twins in the show’s 10th season.
“I don’t think I’m processing, I haven’t really felt the sadness yet,” she told Cosmopolitan when asked about the sitcom’s end.
The actor, 29, suggested that she’d rather have seen Dunphy “own her badassery in the fashion world—becoming a badass stylist or brand mogul or anything like that”.
She added that she found the lack of depth to the storyline disappointing.
“There are so many amazing mothers who are also hard workers and excel at their jobs and kill it every day in both aspects,” she said.
“That would have been a really cool thing to see, especially from someone like Haley.”
Modern Family airs on ABC in the United States and stars Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ariel Winter, and is available to stream in the UK on NOW TV.