Apparently, there’s a rumor going around that Kate Beckinsale is Ryan Reynolds’ celebrity doppelgänger. Once you see their faces in a side by side comparison, you won’t be able to unsee it.
“I look exactly like Ryan Reynolds, in a shocking way,” the actress said to Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” in October.
The actress says sometimes even she’s fooled by random pictures of Reynolds that she sees in the wild.
“When sometimes I see a bus going by with a poster on it I think, ‘Damn, I look hot. Oh, wait, that’s not me. Also, I’ve never done that movie.’ ”
When Hoda Kotb questioned Reynolds about this odd occurrence on the “Today” show recently, the actor had a ready response.
“It is like looking in a mirror,” he said to Kotb when they played a video of Beckinsale talking about her doppelgänger.
“You know what? This has been something that I’ve heard for a long time,” he continued. “Other people have said it to me as well.”
“I mean I was gonna wear that today,” he said, referring to Beckinsale’s outfit from the “Tonight Show.”
When “Today” shared a picture of the two for comparison, Reynolds had another funny answer.
“I had my lashes done in that shot too, so I look great,” he told the host.
So he’s all in on this doppelgänger phenomenon.
And in October, he shared a promo photo from the 1993 Halloween TV movie Double Double Toil and Trouble, with his and Beckinsale’s faces covering Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Underneath the Instagram story, he wrote “(Expletive) it. We already have a script.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 12, 2019
Reynolds has been all about making light of serious situations these days. He recently hired the Peloton bike wife to appear in an ad for his gin company, giving that actress a chance to capitalize on the (mostly) negative publicity from that debacle.
Beckinsale is totally leaning in to claims of their resemblance too.
She told Fallon:
“I’ve wrestled with how, obviously, he’s not even, like, a sort of slightly girly, boy-bander type. He’s, like, a big Canadian man and I really see myself in him.”
But would they ever co-star in a film together so that all the world could see the similarities? She hesitates, because she’s afraid there may be dire consequences if they get too close.
“I can’t be in the same room as him because one of us, I think, would explode or something would happen,” she says.
Let’s keep the universe intact by not bringing these two together.