Though the beloved sitcom \u201cModern Family\u201d has arguably propelled Ariel Winter to stardom, the actress \u2014 who has long played the character Alex Dunphy on the show \u2014 admitted this week that she doesn\u2019t consider herself to be a \u201cfame person.\u201d"I'm not really a fame person. That wasn't why \u2014 that's not why I do what I do. I like to act. I like to work," Winter, 21, told The Hollywood Reporter this week in a candid interview. The\u00a0actress spoke on a variety of topics, namely her post-"Modern Family\u201d plans and the online criticism she's dealt with.\u2018MODERN FAMILY\u2019 STAR ARIEL WINTER FIRES BACK AT BODY-SHAMING TROLL OVER PLASTIC SURGERY QUESTIONWinter \u2014 who has defended herself against body-shaming trolls in the past \u2014 also revealed to the publication she once tried to change herself to please others."I don't know what it is about me. I feel like people sometimes think that just because they see us on TV that they're in our lives and they get to comment in such a harsh way. I think that's very confusing," Winter told The Hollywood Reporter of the online criticism she sometimes receives."I wanted to try to change the things that they were saying... Maybe I need to lose weight, maybe I should have my hair this color, and I tried doing all of those things. And it didn't change anything. Then it was something else to criticize" she added. "I learned that people will say what they say regardless... So really I spent so much time trying to make other people happy that I didn't make myself happy... But I try now to ignore the mean comments. I have not had a lot of success with ignoring them recently."\u2018MODERN FAMILY' STAR ARIEL WINTER POSES IN JUST A TOWEL ON INSTAGRAM, STUNNING FANS: 'SO OBSESSED!'As for her plans following the\u00a011th and final season of \u201cModern Family," Winter said she wants to audition for more \u201cadult\u201d roles."It's strange to think that it's coming to an end. It will be hard to say goodbye. It will be hard to leave that, but I am excited to do new things. I'm excited to play new roles and to do things that challenge me a little more,\u201d she said. \u201cAlex is a great character but Alex doesn't change a ton... I was a kid as Alex on the show and now I'm an adult as Alex, so it's a little different than the roles I want to play. I don't want to play kid to adult. I want to just play my age now."