When you become one of the most recognisable faces from the television screen, you will begin to find that more and more people begin to recognise you when you are just out and about, living your every day life. Some stars can find it difficult to cope with being recognised and do not really like to stop for the fans, while there are others who love it when they finally start to get recognised.
Actor Justin Hartley has been working in Hollywood for many years now and, while the 40-year-old actor has had his fans throughout his career, he has admitted that he has started to get recognised a lot more since the success of the hit NBC series This Is Us. Justin has now been talking about one such time that he got recognised, by someone who actually thought that he was Ryan Reynolds.
Hartley shared, "She was standing right next to me, and she made this [shocked] face — I thought she was going to tackle me. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is amazing. She really likes me.’ I was feeling pretty good about myself. She starts telling me how great I am and how in love with me she is, and it’s really great” — until she suddenly dropped the first hint of the glorious mixup. She asks me how Blake [Lively] was — I didn’t know what she was talking about, so I just said, ‘Great!’"
He added, "Then she asked me if I knew Deadpool was going to be that big of a hit. So I was insulted for half a second, and then I even felt better about myself,” he continued. “I didn’t have the heart to tell her it wasn’t him, so for five minutes I just pretended like I was the coolest guy on earth, Ryan Reynolds. Then on my way out the door I caught her — I wanted to give her one last wave and she just was staring death at me. Somebody told her."
This Is Us continues to air on NBC, on Tuesday nights at 9pm ET.