Julie Bowen has starred on “Modern Family” since 2009, so it’s no surprise she gets rather emotional when talking about the upcoming tenth and final season.

Bowen, 48, plays Claire Dunphy on the much-loved show, and she spoke about not being ready for it to end as she appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday.

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The actress explained as DeGeneres, 60, brought up filming the final scenes: “Ellen, don’t! What if I told you that I was gonna make your family end? That’s how I feel. Like, ‘How can you do this? They’re my family.’

“There’s going to be a lot of tears. There’s going to be a lot of ‘It’s our first last table read of this season…,’ and it’ll go on for 22 episodes like that.”

Julie Bowen stars in ‘Modern Family’
Julie Bowen stars in ‘Modern Family’ — ABC

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“Modern Family” has won an array of awards over the years, including 22 Emmy Awards, with Bowen bagging the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series gong.

Thursday’s appearance also saw her discuss her kids’ birthday parties, as well as play a few hilarious rounds of the “Last Word”. See more in the clip below:

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