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'Modern Family' star teases Lane role

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Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has revealed details of Nathan Lane's upcoming guest role on the show.

It was previously announced that Lane would play Pepper, the flamboyant friend of Mitchell (Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), on the ABC sitcom.

Ferguson told TV Guide: "[Nathan is] play our old flamboyant friend Pepper who is throwing his Oscar Wilde and Crazy brunch."

He added: "If that's not gay enough already, we're all wearing Oscar Wilde outfits in the scene. You know, general 18th century garb."

The actor also explained that Lane was a fan of the show and had been desperate to play a guest role.

"He was so good," he claimed. "It turns out he was really trying to get on the show. He loves it and was even quoting obscure lines from past episodes."

Modern Family returns to ABC on September 22.
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