Emmys 2012: ‘New Normal’ Star Georgia King Reveals She’s Star-Struck by ‘Modern Family’s’ Eric Stonestreet (VIDEO)

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First-time Emmy attendee Georgia King couldn’t help but be in awe of the Emmy-winning cast of Modern Family. After all, her highly praised NBC show, The New Normal, could be vying for Emmy gold along with the celebrated ABC cast next year.

“I was really star-struck by certain cast members of Modern Family,” the Scottish actress told Celebuzz Sunday night. “I think Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron, was my big ‘Oh my God!’ moment. I think he’s a genius. I really do.”

King’s New Normal has already drawn comparisons to Modern Family. The show follows the lives of a gay couple and the young woman who agrees to be their surrogate.

How is King reacting to the show’s success?

“It’s my first series regular in America, and it’s just been extraordinary,” she said. “Very exciting and overwhelming and fast-paced. The scripts just seem to keep getting better and better. It’s really wonderful to explore the characters. The response we’ve gotten so far has been pretty great. It’s having a big effect for a lot of people who feel it’s very important to them, so that’s very exciting.”

Meanwhile, for her first Emmys, King decided to stand out in a gold dress by Badgley Mischka.

“I  kind of just go towards the gold, like a magpie,” she said. “The glitteriness. It’s very different from the character that I play on the New Normal. I just felt like something a little different.”

NBC’s The New Normal airs Tuesdays at 9:30 PM ET.