True (Funny) Story: Anthony Anderson Was Once Mistaken For Idris Elba

During a conversation with Jimmy Kimmel on his nighttime talk show Tuesday (Nov. 10), Black-ish star Anthony Anderson discussed how he’s often mistaken for celebrities like Ruben Studdard, Ice Cube and Cedric The Entertainer. However, during a recent visit to Capetown, he said a woman came up to him and wholeheartedly believed he was September 2015’s Maxim cover star, Idris Elba.

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“Either I’ve had a stroke of luck and upgraded, or Idris Elba done fell the hell off!” he said to laughter from the crowd. Kimmel, who recently had Jay Z recount some hilarious memories on his show, told Anderson that he realized he has a few similarities to Laurence Fishburne’s character, Pops.

“If you examine our faces very closely, there are some similarities,” he chuckled before showing Anderson and the crowd a side-by-side of the two.

Check out the clip below of the duo’s doppelgänger discussion.