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Rupert Grint Is Game To 'Play Along' When Fans Confuse Him For Ed Sheeran

At least he has a sense of humor about it.

Rupert Grint is totally fine with being mistaken for fellow famous redhead Ed Sheeran

During a recent appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” the “Harry Potter” star spoke about his resemblance to the “Shape of You” singer.

“It’s kind of 50/50 now,” he said, adding, “If someone stops me I could go either way. I could be Ed or I could be me.” 

Grint then told a story about that one time British singer Leo Sayer saw Grint and thought he was Sheeran. 

“He came up to me and said he loved my music, of course, thinking I was Ed,” said Grint, adding, “I play along.” 

Grint, who appeared in Sheeran’s 2011 “Lego House” music video, has spoken about the doppelgänger situation before. In a 2014 interview with BBC Match of the Day magazine, he expressed similar sentiments. 

People think I’m Ed Sheeran,” he said. “They compliment me on my music career and I just play along with it! It’s never too bad, you get the odd person staring at you but it’s pretty manageable.”

Good to know he has a sense of humor about it. 

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