When actors do a good job, that means audiences believe and can’t really picture them being anything other than what they’re playing. This is especially the case for actors who have played one role for many years. But sometimes, this results in some weird interactions with fans in real life.
Many celebrities have become some of the most hated or most beloved people because of the characters that they play. They often get mistaken to actually be their characters in real life, which has led to death threats or even getting slapped and shouted at in public.
So which actors get mistaken for their characters in real life? Here are 15 actors who have experienced the weirdest fan reactions because of this problem.
1. Jamie Dornan has fans calling him Christian Grey
The actor plays the rich Christian Grey who likes to dominate in the bedroom in Fifty Shades of Grey. But this became a problem for him once fans started acting like he was him in real life!
“I get a lot of fans talking to me as if I am Christian Grey,” he told Ellen DeGeneres. “I’ll be in a line at Starbucks and someone will be like, ‘Oh, Mr. Grey.’ And I’ll literally be holding one of my children.” The actor said this is confusing, given he’s nothing like his character.
“I just don’t know how to respond to it,” he continued. “I’m not like him. I always just like laugh, sort of panicking, and I think they think I’m just really weird, which I’m fine with.”
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