Julie Bowen - Julie Bowen's sons blackmail her
Julie Bowen claims her sons ''blackmail'' for treats before she goes to work.
Julie Bowen claims her sons ''blackmail'' her for going to work.
The 'Modern Family' - who has three boys, Oliver, six, and four-year-old twins, Gustav and John, with her husband Scott Phillips - admits her children have learnt to use her busy schedule to their own advantage.
She told People.com: ''I would have to say with the boys past the toddler stage, some things are a lot easier. It is a lot harder though because the emotional blackmailing, manipulation is in full swing when I have to go to an event or just go out to dinner or go to work sometimes.
''I get a whole lot of blow back - barring the door, weeping in the driveway, demanding candy - 'I demand candy or I will never stop crying' - these kind of things.''
The 43-year-old star previously credited the show's writers, producers and actors for helping her to juggle filming with her real family.
She said: ''My schedule at 'Modern Family' is fantastic, so I didn't have to give up much. But I'm discovering that my kids now notice more when I'm gone, that they want more time and attention. So I shorten trips to a bare minimum or just don't go at all.''