It’s a tale as old as time—a famous actor is mistaken for a completely different famous actor.
However, when the actor in question is Ryan Reynolds, you have to wonder how close the person making the mistake was looking at him. It had to be often, because according to Reynolds himself, it’s been happening for years and he’s yet to make a correction.
The actor explained the situation during his appearance on the Dear Hank & John Podcast, hosted by the famous Green brothers. There, the Deadpool actor explained that a pizza place in the East Village of New York City believes he’s Ben Affleck.
And he hasn’t had the heart to tell them otherwise.
“I do everything normal like everybody else. They just think I'm Ben Affleck and they'll ask how J.Lo is and I'm like, ‘great, good.’ I get the pizza and off I go.”
Which seems fine enough, but the actor might not be so good about masking his emotions.
“When I leave, I think they’re like, ‘I don’t think Ben Affleck is amused by us. I gotta be more chipper. I gotta take care of Ben.’”
That’s not the only other fellow celebrity Reynolds is mistaken for. He revealed he’s been mistaken for Ryan Gosling, a mistake podcast host Hank Green made in the episode itself.
However, Reynolds conceded that he couldn’t have made The Notebook.
And to be fair, Ben Affleck probably couldn’t have made Deadpool.
Though the Affleck and Reynolds connection leads to an interesting prospect for comic book movie nerds
Ryan Reynolds has announced a short hiatus from acting, until the start of filing for Deadpool 3. He’s said he wants to spend more time with his children.