Ariel Winter is taking a break from college.
The 20-year-old actress started studying political science at UCLA last year – after previously deferring for a year – but she is taking time off to “pursue” her acting career.
She said: “I do love UCLA, but at the moment I’m taking a break from it so I can continue to pursue my career and also try to have a little bit more of a life because I’ve been so busy.”
“That’s really it at the moment. But I think education’s really important. I love being there. I love learning. I will continue to keep learning and I just wanted to take a break to focus on myself and square some things with myself.”
Ariel – who portrays Alex Dunphy in the comedy series – is hoping to broaden her horizons by appearing in further films.
She said: “I would hope to do more movies. Really anything that comes my way that speaks to me or feels rights, something, a new character I haven’t done before. I’m pretty open. I like doing different things. I like trying things, so for me, it’s really whatever happens.”