03/08/2013 09:39 am ET Updated Oct 21, 2013

Jesse Tyler Ferguson's #nofilter Challenge: 'Overbooked' Actor Talks About Meeting Kim Kardashian And Lying On His Résumé


Shortly before the Feb. 26 launch of Tie the Knot's spring collection, Jesse Tyler Ferguson chatted with The Huffington Post about an assortment of topics, from what it's like during commercial breaks at the Golden Globes to who's the biggest "Modern Family" diva. Naturally, HuffPost Celeb couldn't resist throwing our #nofilter challenge at the 37-year-old actor. Here's what he had to say about Honey Boo Boo, Kim Kardashian and how he lied to get his first acting gig.

What do you think of Honey Boo Boo?
Ummm, I got to that episode with the pig feet and had to stop watching.

What New Year's resolution can you never keep?
Biting my fingernails.

Would you rather sleep in a room that’s way too cold or way too hot?
Oh, way too cold.

If your friend was getting married and you thought it was a mistake, would you say so?
I would be afraid to say something because I don’t like someone to say it’s a mistake to marry Justin [Mikita], because it’s too late to go back.

Have you ever lied on a job application?
Yes, my very first professional job, which was “On the Town” -- my whole résumé was lies. If I wanted to be in a play at all, I basically said I had already. I completely misled the director in thinking I had any experience at all.

What movie could you watch over and over?

If you were on a reality show, what would it be called?
If I had a reality show, it would probably be called “Keeping Fit With Jesse Tyler Ferguson” because then I’d be forced to hit the gym every day.

What shows are always on your DVR?
“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Top Chef,” “Homeland,” “Breaking Bad,” “American Horror Story,” “Modern Family.”

Speaking of DVRing “Modern Family,” do you actually watch the show yourself?
I do watch it. I’m a fan of the show. So much of the episode I don’t even remember from the table read because I’m off working on my part.

What's your go-to excuse?
I’m overbooked right now.

And is it actually true? Or truly just an excuse?
It’s a true excuse because mentally I’m overbooked.

What's on your nightstand?
Right now, the Steve Jobs book and “The Comedy of Errors.”

If you could ask Kim Kardashian any question, what would it be?
Ummm …

Have you met Kim Kardashian?
I have met her, and I think I actually asked her what perfume she was wearing because she smelled so beautiful.

So if you could ask her anything else …
I would love to ask her … ummm … I don’t know, I think so little about Kim Kardashian. I’m not not a fan. I just think I’ve learned everything there is to know.

What movie or song are you embarrassed to say you like?
We never go to movies. It’s really bad, I can’t think of anything.

Double espresso or jasmine green tea?
Double espresso.

Because you’re so overbooked, right?



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