See Alexandra Daddario Get Photobombed By One Of The Most Famous Athletes Ever
The White Lotus star Alexandra Daddario attended a Formula 1 race in Austin Sunday, only to be photobombed by NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal.
Baywatch star Alexandra Daddario was in Austin, Texas on Sunday to take in the United States Grand Prix, featuring the top Formula 1 racers in the world. In a picture the 36-year-old actress posted to her Instagram, however, the biggest thrill she received at the event didn’t come from the racers, but rather from NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, who photobombed one of her pictures. “The best photobomb,” she wrote in the caption, as the former Los Angeles Laker and current TNT commentator loomed large in her photo, absolutely dwarfing her.
Even at 5′ 8”, the Manhattan native looked diminutive in the picture next to the 7′ 1″ O’Neal, who is known for his pranks, particularly photobombs. While Alexandra Daddario is seen laughing in the picture, even funnier are the comments from some of her more than 22 million followers, who somehow didn’t recognize O’Neal in the picture, and had to ask who it was.
As if taking in a Formula 1 race up close wasn’t exciting enough, Alexandra Daddario marked her post as a “paid partnership” and tagged Alfa Romeo USA, meaning the car manufacturer actually paid her to have a great weekend. Nice work, if you can get it.
Daddario was taking the weekend off of filming in nearby New Orleans for her new series, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, which premieres on AMC early next year. Alexandra Daddario plays the lead character of Dr. Rowan Fielding, a neurosurgeon who travels home to New Orleans and discovers that her family is actually a long-running dynasty of witches that is haunted by a frightening, shape-shifting entity. The series also stars Harry Hamlin as Cortland Mayfair, Tongayi Chirisa as Ciprien, Jack Huston as Lasher (the shape-shifting entity), Annabeth Gish, and Beth Grant.
It’s been a busy, successful year for Alexandra Daddario, personally and professionally. She just earned her first Emmy nomination, for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series as Rachel Patton in HBO’s The White Lotus. In June, she married 53-year-old film producer Andrew Form (A Quiet Place, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) in a lavish New Orleans ceremony at the historic Preservation Hall in the French Quarter, after dating for about a year.
As if Alexandra Daddario wasn’t already one of the hottest actresses on the planet, she may be on the verge of joining the biggest film franchise in the universe. A recent report stated she was under consideration to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Sue Storm in the upcoming film adaptation of The Fantastic Four, due in theaters in early 2025. That same report also stated that her real-life brother Matthew (Shadowhunters) was under consideration to play Sue’s brother Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), which would certainly be inspired casting.
Alexandra Daddario began her acting career at age 16, and is perhaps best known for her role as Annabeth Chase in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) and its sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013). Her follow-up roles in Texas Chainsaw 3D, HBO’s True Detective, and the Dwayne Johnson disaster film San Andreas made her a household name. She will be seen next in the film Wildflower with Kiernan Shipka and Brad Garrett.