Anthony Anderson Mistaken For Idris Elba
Mistaken identity is common in Black Hollywood. Remember when that entertainment reporter thought Samuel L. Jackson was Laurence Fishburne? Or what about when journalists confused Will.I.Am with Wale and Wyclef Jean?
Well, Anthony Anderson is the latest victim in a case of “all Black folks look a like.”
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he told the late night talk show host that he’s been called Ruben Studdard, Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and…uh… Idris Elba?
The black-ish star explained that a woman mixed him up with the actor from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom while he was in Cape Town, South Africa last summer.
*scratches head again*
Anderson was confused, too. He said, “Either I’ve had a stroke of luck and upgraded, or Idris Elba fell the hell off!”
Watch the clip below.