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.