He’s one of the most charismatic actors in Hollywood, but even Matt LeBlanc can be left a little gobsmacked when he bumps into someone important. On Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Friends star revealed he recently got brownie points for taking his daughter Marina and his stepdaughter, Jacqueline, backstage at a Bruce Springsteen concert in London where they ran into Prince Harry.
The 49-year-old, who is currently starring in new sitcom Man with a Plan, told chat show host Ellen about how high the bar has been set to impress his daughter after she received a goodnight kiss from the handsome royal. “I was filming in London for Top Gear and James Burrows was in town – the director who directed the first episode of Friends,” he explained. “He had tickets to see [Bruce] Springsteen at Wembley Stadium – who he’s friends with, so he invited me to go.
“Since my daughter and stepdaughter were in town, we all went to the gig. We all went backstage then into the hospitality suite to meet Bruce – and Prince Harry was there. So at the end of the night Prince Harry gives my daughter and stepdaughter a kiss goodnight on the cheek – and they were both just so floored.”
Joking about how he didn’t get a kiss himself, Matt added: “I didn’t get a kiss myself, let me just put that out there – So it was something else that to impress her. I was like, ‘great big shoes to fill there’.”
Matt shares his 12-year-old daughter with ex-wife Melissa McKnight. He also remains involved in the lives of Melissa’s two older children, Tyler, 25, and Jacqueline, 21, from a previous marriage.
Source: HELLO MAGAZINE