The funniest anecdotes of celebrities who are mistaken for others

Science confirms that having a double somewhere in the world is increasingly likely because we share fragments of DNA.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
11 May 2024 Saturday 22:41
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The funniest anecdotes of celebrities who are mistaken for others

Science confirms that having a double somewhere in the world is increasingly likely because we share fragments of DNA. Just by putting the magnifying glass on the micro-universe of Hollywood, it is surprising to see how some stars resemble each other.

Recently, actresses Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett gave funny stories that often confuse them. More than because of their physical resemblance, it must be because of the coincidence of the name, but the point is that it happens often.

“They tell me that all the time. People say to me: 'Is that you? Is that you?’, and I say, “Yes, I think so.” And then they tell me: 'I loved you in Titanic,'" explained Cate Blanchett, 54, a few weeks ago on the British program The Graham Norton Show. Days later, during the premiere of the new HBO Max series, The Regime, at the Museum of Natural History in New York, Winslet, 48, admitted that she happens to them often.

When asked how she dealt with those situations, the Titanic star answered for both. "Well then. I say, 'Oh, thank you very much.' And they say, 'I loved you in Elizabeth,' and I say, 'Thank you. How nice". Winslet added that, despite her mistake, she agrees to take selfies with people who make mistakes. “Being confused with Cate Blanchett is a great compliment,” she said with a laugh.

The latest to share an anecdote of this style was actor Josh Lucas, known among others for Sweet Home Alabama, Poseidon and Le Mans '66, who explained that he almost got into a fight with a fan because he mistook him for Matthew McConaughey. “The strangest story I have is that I almost got into a fight with a guy one time because I refused to sign his autograph because he was basically saying, 'Hey, Matthew McConaughey, I need you to sign this autograph,'” the actor, 52, said. . "I thought, 'I'm not Matthew McConaughey.'"

The fan continued to insist and Lucas remembers saying, “You're an asshole, McConaughey.” “It became stranger and stranger. “The guy literally started yelling at me in the street, but he was yelling at McConaughey,” he continues. “That was very strange.” Looking back, Lucas admits that he “should have signed the autograph.”

More than used to being confused are the two most famous redheads in Hollywood, Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard. In her case, even the second's father, film director Ron Howard, confused them.

Before the two met in the movie Maids, Chastain was in an Apple store and it just so happened that Ron Howard was also there. “When I passed by him, one of my friends told me that he had turned around and said to one of his companions: 'I think I just saw Bryce,'” said the protagonist of Interstellar, who also explained that Before his career took off, “I was riding the subway and came across a photograph of Bryce in a magazine. It was a very small image and I swear the first thing I thought was: Why am I in this magazine?

On another occasion, some strangers came up to congratulate her on her latest acting work and, after a few minutes of conversation, the then young Jessica realized that they were not referring to her role in a small theater production that she was performing at that time, but to the movie The Forest, by M. Night Shyamalan, which of course starred Bryce.

The constant confusion has made them reach an agreement: both will sign autographs like the other and accept compliments even if they are not meant for them.

Other more than reasonable similarities star actresses Mila Kunis and Sarah Hyland; Demi Moore and Jennifer Connelly; Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley; Alicia Silverstone and Maggie Lawson; Zoe Saldana and Thandie Newton; and actors Javier Barden and Jeffrey Dean Morgan; and Elijah Wood and Daniel Radcliffe.