Ed O'Neill Doesn't Know Who Britney Spears Is
Modern Family star Ed O'Neill has admitted that he had no idea who Britney Spears was when she asked him for a picture at an airport.
The veteran actor was about to board a plane to Hawaii at Los Angeles International Airport, when he spotted a fan heading towards him.
"I was flying alone to Hawaii and I was waiting for my flight to board," he told Finding Dory co-star Ellen DeGeneres during a recent appearance on her U.S. talk show. "They told me the flight was boarding and... I saw a woman approaching me. I was leaving; she came up and said, 'Oh, Mr. O'Neill, I love Modern Family, and you're my favourite on the show'. And I was like, 'Well, I'm here, I'm the only one here...'," (She said), 'Could you please, and I know you're in a hurry... So I said, 'Sure, fine, you know, OK.' "So she sat there and we took the photo and I said, 'Have a nice trip, I'm going', and I left."
Britney then posted the snap on social media, where it racked up thousands of likes and his manager alerted him to the famous singer in the picture with him.
Ed admits that the incident has left his daughter less than impressed and he insists he won't make the same mistake again. He also says he will fondly remember his encounter with Spears, stating, "She couldn't have been nicer."