Ariel Winter has booked her first film role following her long and successful run as Alex Dunphy on ABC’s beloved sitcom Modern Family. Winter is joining Don’t Log Off, an indie feature set entirely during the early days of the COVID-19 quarantine. The comedy-thriller marks the directorial debut from the Baer Brothers, Brandon Baer and Garrett Baer.
Additional casting includes Luke Benward (Dumplin’) Ashley Argota (The Fosters), Brielle Barbusca (Big Time Adolescence), Sterling Beaumon (The Killing), Jack Griffo (Alexa & Katie), Khylin Rhambo (Teen Wolf), and Kara Royster (Pretty Little Liars)
Production is currently underway. The plot, written by the Brothers, revolves around six friends attending a virtual surprise party when the birthday girl suddenly goes missing.
It is a hybrid production, shot both virtually and on location. Beaumon, Benward, and Winter are also producing the project along with Nicole Smolen and Austin Seltzer.
Anyone who watched Modern Family knows Ariel Winter (and her character, Alex Dunphy) as a brunette. However, when the show wrapped its final season in February, she wasted no time dyeing her dark-brown hair strawberry blonde. It didn’t come as a huge surprise — the actor had briefly dyed her hair red in 2019 between seasons and openly pined for a return to an orangey hue. But as much as she loved being a redhead, it appears Winter is ready to move on to an entirely new hair color.
Instead of returning to her natural dark-chocolate shade, Winter has bleached her hair platinum blonde. She debuted the new look on Instagram in a post featuring six similarly-posed photos in which she’s lounging on a striped outdoor sofa in Los Angeles. “Winter Is Coming!!!!!!!!!!!” she wrote in the caption — a Game of Thrones reference combining her last name and recalling the icy-blonde hair of Emilia Clarke’s character, Daenerys Targaryen. “You could play Marilyn,” another comment read. “Looking like Monroe!” a fan added.