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Ariel Winter

Mother Was a Terror

During Recent Film Shoot

11/11/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1110_ariel_winter_mom_chrystal_workman_article_splashnewsonline_tmzAriel Winter's mother was an overbearing stage mom who constantly criticized Ariel and ordered her never to leave her side ... this according to a source on the set of one of Ariel's recent movies.

In June 2010, Ariel filmed "The Chaperone," starring Triple H. But according to a source who worked on the film, Ariel's mom Chrystal acted like she was the star of the movie.

We're told Chrystal had her own director's chair and listened to each take on her headphones. After each take, Chrystal would pull Ariel aside to tell her what she did wrong. 

Our source says Chrystal opinions weren't reserved just for her daughter -- she would often tell the writers and director what she thought of each scene. Our source says Chrystal would even order around the production assistants ... making them fetch her food from Craft Services. 

The movie starred many other child actors, but we're told Ariel never got a chance to hang out with them because she was not allowed to leave her mother's side.

Our source adds ... while Chrystal seemed like the stereotypical, overbearing stage mom ... they never witnessed any sort of abuse.

Chrystal's antics weren't just reserved for Ariel. TMZ spoke with Chrystal's brother-in-law, who told us Chrystal acted the same way with Ariel's sister Shanelle when she was growing up.

The brother-in-law says Chrystal was extremely hard on Shanelle, controlling what she ate and how she looked.

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moe    

The mom is FAT AND UGLY!

626 days ago
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Kay in San Diego    

Nice typo on Ariel's name like the usual lame stories by the weekend staff.

626 days ago
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Fan67859    

When is the court date?

626 days ago
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Fan67859    

There is so many articles it is confusing!

626 days ago
35.

Gretel    

STOP IT!! STOP IT!! STOP IT!! STOP IT!! STOP IT!!
Good Lord. Who gives a shlt??

626 days ago
36.

Truth    

OH MAN... THE BITCH ISN'T EVEN FUNNY ON THE SHOW. ALL THE OTHER KIDS ARE FUNNIER AND HAVE BETTER PARTS. 411: SARAH HYLAND WHO PLAYS HER OLDER SIS IS LIVING WITH HER BF IRL BUT SHE'S 22... THINK THAT'S WHERE THE 14YR OLD GOT THE IDEA OF SHACKING UP WITH HER 18YR OLD BF??? #TRUTH!!

626 days ago
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daisy    

http://a-by-adaeze.blogspot.com/

626 days ago
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Diana    

I think someone should call Child Protective Services - on TMZ. Seriously folks, you are starting to creep me out. You are following a CHILD around.

626 days ago
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BC    

she's only 14! There's a lot of sharks out there. I wouldve been the same way.

625 days ago
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Mustard    

Stop repeating this story. Not only do you post a new item every few hours you also regurgitate the same part of the story. "As we already stated in the last ten stories...." Who's running this web site? Your doing a terrible job and you should be fired! Also you all should be ashamed you are stalking a girl because she was allegedly abused. Give her some ****ing space she likely really needs it! **** you tmz! Your site blows!

625 days ago
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Mike    

no wonder the young actors on Modern Family seem to be acting at all times..bad show ..bad f****** show

625 days ago
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Pat zee    

This is a spoiled little girl who is trying to get one over on her mom. Please, this is not a young girl that has been deprived of any food and has been brought up with manners (based on what I have seen on interviews). It is the hormones and rules that have pushed this girl to play silly games. The worst thig is going to be when her "boyfriend" has his way and dumps her. Then where is she going to go? The worst thing about this is that the shows producers are standing by her. I assume she will be easier to "handle" with mom out of the way.

625 days ago
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