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Ed O’Neill Talks Dory and Britney

Ed O’Neill Talks Dory and Britney

So you are so funny in this film. I cannot wait for
people to see it, because it is so fun and we have a lot of scenes together.>>Yes, we do.
>>You play Hank?>>Hank.>>And what is your character?>>He’s a disgruntled mimic octopus. [LAUGH] He’s a septipus?>>He’s a septipus.>>Yes, he’s missing a tentacle.>>Yes, that’s what they told me.>>Yes. Did you not know that–
>>I–>>You were going to play a septopus?>>Did not know.>>What did you know?>>[LAUGH]
>>I knew nothing. Actually.
>>So, what? You got hired or did you audition,
or what happened?>>No, I got a call from my manager and
he said, do you want to do
something on Finding Dory? I said what is that?>>[LAUGH]
>>They said, that’s the sequel to Finding Nemo. I said, sure, what is it? And they said, well,
you’re going to play this octopus. I said, okay. Could I see a script? Do they have sides? Nope, there isn’t anything to see. I said, why should I do a job
I don’t even know what it is? They say well, it’s Pixar,
it’s the, I said okay, I’ll do it. So when I showed up,
I thought it was a cameo. I kept saying it’s one day,
right guys, I’m doing one day. Well, we’ll let you know. So I did the one day, and
then they called me back and then, and after months and months, almost a year.>>[LAUGH]
>>Yeah.>>I thought,
this is kind of of a big part.>>[LAUGH]
>>Yeah.>>I never knew.>>Well, I don’t know if they knew. Maybe it was just that you’re so funny. And so I started this three years ago. Did you start three years ago as well?>>I started,
I don’t even know how long it’s been now.>>Yeah, it’s been
>>Maybe two, three maybe.>>It’s been three years. And you make $9 an hour as well, right?>>[LAUGH]
>>I make $8.50.>>$8.50. Well, I’m the star, so $9 an hour.>>[LAUGH]
>>Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.>>So that adds up over three years.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>[APPLAUSE]>>No, really, I got the call, it had been ten
years since Finding Nemo, and three years ago we started, and I didn’t
even know who was going to be in it yet. And when I heard the cast, I mean it’s
going to be you, and Diane Keaton is my mother, and Eugine Levy is my dad, and,
>>Ty–>>Ty Burrell is a whale and
>>[LAUGH]>>It’s funny.>>It’s really funny. And you, now, do they make you breathe and
scream as much as they make me?>>My god. You know, the thing of it is, and you work
for Pixar and they’re so nice, right?>>They’re great.>>But, and
I saw Tom Hanks talk about this once. And you know, they’re in a booth. I mean, you guys that don’t know,
we work alone. So, you go in and they put headphones on
and there’s a podium and then you look and you see them in a glass booth. You can’t hear them until
they push a button. And they’ll say, “Hello Ed,
are you ready to go?” “Yeah.” So, all my stuff with Ellen, a lot of
it was phonetic, trying to escape, trying to get away from
certain situations. You’re going, “No, stop, no, go, run,
dive, no, God, no, no,” and then [SOUND]. I’m sitting in the booth going
[LAUGH] You hear, “Ed, that was great.” [LAUGH]
>>”I know we have to go to break, but I have to get the Britney Spears story, because-
>>My god.>>This picture. Let’s show the picture of you and Britney. And, so, you don’t seem thrilled. [LAUGH]
>>There’s a reason why the hat looks that way. [LAUGH]
>>Okay. [LAUGH] Let’s talk about this.>>Okay.
>>What happened?>>Well, I was at LAX,
I was flying alone to Hawaii and I was waiting for my flight to board. They told me my flight was boarding,
and I picked up that little, that’s little Modern Family hat, and
I saw a woman approaching me, so I just flopped it on,
you know, I was leaving. And she came up and said,
“Mr O’Neill, I love Modern Family, and you’re my favorite on the show”. And I thought well, I’m here,
I’m the only one here.>>Yeah.
[LAUGH]>>[LAUGH]>>Could you please, and I know you’re in a hurry.” Couldn’t have been nicer. And I said sure, fine, okay. Sit on this. So she sat there and we took it, and I said have a nice trip. I’m going.
And I left. So the next day, my manager text me and
he said what is this? It’s 53,000 likes. It’s Britney Spears.>>You didn’t?>>No, I didn’t know it was her. [APPLAUSE]
>>[LAUGH]>>[APPLAUSE]>>I mean, look at the look on my face, do I look like I’m sitting
with Britney Spears?>>[LAUGH]
>>[LAUGH] No, no.>>So I did call her manager, I got the manager’s number
>>And I said you know, you know my daughter Sophia,
you are a moron.>>[LAUGH]
>>So I had to tell my little story, I’m sorry. So I apologize.>>I love that though. I think it’s fabulous. No one else taking a picture with Britney
Spears would have that look on their face.

100 comments on “Ed O’Neill Talks Dory and Britney

  1. I've always wondered if they add laugh tracks to Ellen? I think they do it to fill in the studio audience's laughter

  2. I'm so glad he's still getting a lot of work! Al Bundy is a legend, this guy has entertained me so much over the last three decades!

  3. "Do i look like i was sitting with BRITNEY SPEARS?"

    I would have traded my new sandals to be in ur place paps

  4. Plz get Ryan higa on your show!!!!!!!!!!!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡···♡♡♡·♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

  5. Proof that Ed O'Neill is the true American dad, or any dad from anywhere in the world…has no clue what is going on with current entertainment LOL!!!

  6. Only Britney Spears could walk around with an aura so normal she can be invisible to people she deem celebs in her mind.

  7. what i wanna know is..HOW IN THE MOTHERF-N HELL DID U NOT KNOW THAT WAS BRITNEY SPEARS?! heck even my 80 yr old grandparents would recognize her!

  8. You should have Cake It on your amazing show she had a dream of being on Ellen she can make a cake out of you

  9. This bitch Es una puta Rasista. PINCHE puta JOTO veteran la verga mierda con Tu show fuck up for fuck up people

  10. get 25 cents when you sign up plus 50 cents every time you answer a question! I've gotten $5

  11. See, I don't like comments like "what were you making, $9 an hour," from Ellen…just the same as I didn't like Oprah showing off the jets and elite trips….They BOTH came from another place, why do they have to get all TRUMPish about to show off their wealth…? Leave that nonsense to the Kardashians….Ellen and Oprah at their ages shouldn't FEEL the need to do that, because they're supposed to be REAL people

  12. Did anyone else notice that the couch in the airport is exactly the same as the one they are siting on in the studio?

  13. He is fantastic on Modern Family!!! No matter how much we laugh and how many favourite characters we have, the most MEMORABLE, caring and loving moments belong to the legendary JAY PRITCHET! – Hahaha…. that Britney Spears story. LOL! He is super funny but Britney is funny too!! I'm sure she had a good laugh. x

  14. well i like that Britney didn't try to force her persona in to his face like ''don't you know I'm Britney Spears?!'' No she is brilliant, so humble. I love her

  15. Ed' is so funny especially not knowing that he was taking a pic with Britney Spears…absolutely priceless, lol!!!! Gotta love him!

  16. Cool story, and I'm just hearing about it. I know a little more about Neil than I do Britney. I've seen snippets of "Married with. . ." and I recently found out the wife on that show is the SAME lady who does the voice of Leela on Futurama!! ALSo, I think (and this is where I know him best from) played the president on 24 . He did a fine job of it.

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