ERIC STONESTREET SCORES CHICKS
Eric stopped by this morning and was honest, funny, and surprisingly, heterosexual.
He educated Howard about an app called Tinder, which is like the more famous gay app 'Grindr,' but for straight people. Since breaking up with his girlfriend of two years, Eric has used the app to find scores of women wherever he is.
Eric explained how he used the app: he swiped through photos of chicks, clicking 'like' or 'nope.' If the girls he 'liked' rated him the same way, they were notified of the match.
He has met up with chicks who looked nothing like their picture, but he was polite and finished his coffee before bolting. He even came across one chick that he recognized as a TV actress, but he 'nope'd her. Howard had to know if it was TV news reporter Connie Chung, but Eric regretted that it wasn't: "I'd f*ck Connie Chung!"
Eric 'met' a girl just last night on Tinder and they started texting. But by the time she revealed that she was down to get down, Eric had to get to bed for his early morning Stern Show appearance. Sometimes, the Stern Show is about not having sex.
PLAYING IT GAY
This macho straight sex drive may come as a surprise to viewers familiar with Eric's flamboyantly gay character Cam on 'Modern Family'. Eric didn't think twice about auditioning for the role. In fact, he was helping a fellow actor-friend read lines for his audition for the role and realized that he wanted it for himself.
He based his portrayal of Cameron in his mom, and thought they claimed they didn't want a large guy for the role, Eric thought he nailed the audition, but he didn't get it. Then, miraculously, he was called back to audition – and told to dress the part, so he headed to Ralph Lauren and bought a purple gingham shirt and a grey sweater. Still, they passed, or as they put it, 'it's not going any further.
Finally, he was called in yet again, this time with a bunch of guys who were heavy-set like him, and finally, he got the role.
Eric was brought in as the lowest paid actor on the show because he had the least amount of sitcom experience, but he ended up winning the cast's first Emmy, which he is thankful for because it erased any animosity he might feel over the other cast members winning.
Eric and several other cast members sued the show in an attempt to void their contracts, which they felt were unfair. The case was settled out of court and the cast was reportedly raised to $1750,000 per episode plus a share in the show's profits. Eric said it was actually more than the article claimed, and thought ABC probably reported it that way on purpose so as not to set precedent for other ensemble shows.
Other Highlights From Eric's Interview:
* Eric wanted to go to Clown College before becoming an actor but, just like 'Modern Family', the college rejected him twice.
* Eric once got into a verbal altercation with a heckler at Dodgers Stadium who was hassling outfielder Matt Kemp. After Kemp walked out of ear shot, Eric turned to the douchebag and said 'How great would it have been if Matt Kemp knocked you the f*ck out?"
* Like many other comedic actors, Eric studied at Second City, where his teacher was future comedic hero Tina Fey. He admitted to having a huge crush on Tina, who wasn't as glamorous as she is now.
* Somehow during the interview the topic of conversation turned to smelly vaginas. For anyone who's never smelled any kind of vagina - smelly or not - Eric gave a great comparison. He said a normal vagina smelled either like a #2 pencil eraser or cumin.
Fred smelled a pencil eraser and thought Eric was on to something...