Alice Winter didn’t like the glamor of Hollywood.
“Part of the reason I always hated LA is because I have been followed by paparazzi for a very long portion of my life. And I really, really dislike having my space invaded,” said the 24-year-old Winter, who starred as Alex Dunphy in the ABC comedy series Modern Family.
She and her co-stars won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
The actor also voiced the titular character in the Disney Junior show Sofia the First and Penny Peterson in the 2014 animated film Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
Winter spoke about the downside of fame on the Apple podcast Quitters, hosted by fellow Modern Family cast member Julie Bowen.
“I don’t like pictures of me when I haven’t signed up for pictures of me. I don’t like feeling watched. I’ve always just wanted to live a very, very normal life, just have a normal existence,” said Winter.
People asked her why not move out if she really disliked LA.
“And then I randomly looked and decided, ‘Why not?’” she said.
Winter, her boyfriend Luke Benward and their dogs chose to live in an undisclosed location.
“It feels like a different thing here,” she pointed out.
Nonetheless, Winter has accepted projects in LA, one of which is the coming NBC series Hungry.