Modern family actor Ed O’Neill recently had his photo taken with pop star Britney Spears and he had no idea who she was!
I love this story so much because I can just imagine what was going through his mind when the excited 34 year old singer ran up to him squealing to have her photo taken with him. Ed was probably thinking ‘what the hell?’
The 70 year old actor shared the embarrassing story on Ellen. “I was at LAX,” he said. “I was flying alone to Hawaii and I was waiting for my flight to board.” Then Ed saw a woman approaching but had no idea that it was Britney. “She came up and said, ‘Oh Mr O’Neill, I love Modern Family and you’re my favourite on the show’.”
Ed said the blonde lady ‘couldn’t have been nicer.’ “We took it and I said, ‘have a nice trip’ … and I left’.”
Britney then uploaded the pic to Instgaram where it received over 53,000 likes. Ed’s surprised manager texted the actor with the photo questioning him as to what it was all about.
“The next day my manager text me and he said, ‘What is this? It has 53,000 likes. It’s Britney Spears!’
“I didn’t know it was her,” O’Neill admitted.
The actor, who plays Jay Pritchett on Modern Family, was so embarrassed for ignoring Britney that he later called her manager to apologise.
Photos courtesy of Google images.