Often people are told they look like celebrities, but what we don't always see is celebrities taking to national TV to say how much they look like a fellow A-lister. Well, that's exactly what British actress, Kate Beckinsale did this week.
The star appeared on Sunday's episode of Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and told the host that she believes she looks exactly the same as actor, Ryan Reynolds, and even mistakes him for herself on movie posters. Yep. Sounds like quite an unconventional pairing, but just wait until you see the side by side...
Keep scrolling to see the snaps of this uncanny resemblance. But first, here's another rather strange lookalike... female Hugh Jackman and Blake Lively...
Let's start with the major players in the story.
via: Getty ImagesThis is Hugh Jackman. He's an Australian actor, singer and producer. He's known for being able to perform across a wide range of different genres.
He came to fame playing Wolverine in the X-Men movies.He started his ongoing role as the superhero in the year 2000. He reprised the role many times, but ended his alliance with the character in 2017's Logan.
But he's no one-trick pony.His other roles include Jean Valjean in 2012 musical Les Miserables, and P.T. Barnum in 2017's The Greatest Showman.
Next up, we have Ryan Reynolds.
via: Getty ImagesHe's another actor, but this time of Canadian origin. Reynolds also has credits as a comedian, screenwriter and film producer.
Although you may recognize him better like this.Reynolds is best known for his role in the Deadpool franchise, in which he plays the title character.
He actually co-wrote the Deadpool sequel.His performance as the foul mouthed, politically incorrect and all around offensive anti-superhero garnered Reynolds critical and popular acclaim.
And we have Blake Lively.
via: Getty ImagesShe's an actor too - but this time, American in nationality. She's one of Hollywood's favourite leading ladies, thanks to her stunning looks, comic timing and badass attitude.
Lively is best known for her performance in Gossip Girl.Her role as brat with a heart Serena Van Der Woodsen in the hugely popular and long-running teen series is where she truly became a household name.
Lively also has an impressive range of films.She starred almost solo in epic shark battle, The Shallows. She also worked alongside Anna Kendrick in 2018's A Simple Favor, which was widely critically acclaimed as a genre-bending riot.
Lively and Reynolds are married.
via: Getty ImagesThe pair met while filming Green Lantern in 2012, and got hitched in 2012. They have two children together, four-year-old James, and two-year-old Inez.
They're also the definition of couple goals.Look at them! Here they are posing together at the Met Gala, and frankly looking like they're having an absolute ball doing it.
Jackman and Reynolds are in a relationship of sorts, too.
via: Getty ImagesThey have on ongoing love/hate Twitter battle, where the pair roast each other for all manner of things, much to the delight of their fans.
Reynolds and Jackman are known for their Twitter feuds.
Pretty sure those are protesters. https://t.co/URNGDCg0cO— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1488752432.0
No on is safe from Reynolds' trolling.
Happy Birthday to my amazing wife. https://t.co/7vulMXqOdp— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1503719075.0
Although Lively gives as good as she gets.
Happy birthday, baby. https://t.co/TysO4F620D— Blake Lively (@Blake Lively)1508798192.0
Jackman takes pride in getting his own back, too.
How we love sassy celebrities.And we're so glad Twitter and Instagram exist to allow us an insight to the daily LOLs of this famous gang.
But this latest development didn't even require involvement from the trio.
Female Hugh Jackman kinda looks like Ryan Reynolds' wife Blake Lively and now I can't unsee it https://t.co/CHCNQzb0zI— BUZZNET (@BUZZNET)1547831880.0
It's pretty funny.This is some of the serendipitous trolling the internet has ever seen - Jackman didn't even need to say anything to totally roast Reynolds.
Although, funny as it is, it's also a little bit awkward.Awkward as in, Reynolds appears to be (at least subconsciously) attracted to his pal, and the guy he constantly tries to make fun of online.
Reynolds saw the tweet and images.
@BUZZNET Neither can I. Thanks for this.— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1548100711.0
We bet Jackman is thrilled by the whole thing.It's a perfect way to get his own back against Reynolds - and better still, he didn't even have to do anything to achieve it!
However, some remained unconvinced.
via: Bored PandaSome internet users commented that they couldn't see the resemblance between the female Jackman and Blake Lively.
Others noticed something else.
via: Bored PandaSome thought the real Lively lookalike resided in the female version of Reynolds - meaning that he'd essentially married himself!
We're not too sure what to make of all this.While the female Jackman has a look of Lively about "her," we're inclined to agree that the stronger resemblance is between Lively and her real life husband's female form.
There were some other gender-swaps worth noting, too.
@VancityReynolds @BUZZNET Can we focus on the important takeaway here. https://t.co/6z8tN5ICFm— Chris Humphreys (@Chris Humphreys)1548100921.0
Another actor caught the attention of some.
@BUZZNET so you’re telling this isn’t one of the Olsen sisters ? https://t.co/Z4eBpA2bQ0— psycho virgin (@psycho virgin)1548105406.0
There was an uncanny resemblance in Reynolds' counterpart, too.
@BUZZNET Anyone else see Sheryl Crow when they saw Ryan Reynolds? https://t.co/QvzONGT7mF— Rehberg (@Rehberg)1548116393.0
These images are pretty confusing in general.Does every male celebrity have a female celebrity lookalike, and we just never knew it? This changes everything.
Either way, we're a fan of this news.It's not every day we get to see a real-life existential crisis play out online. Just kidding - we're sure Reynolds has enough of a sense of humour to take this (mostly) in his stride.
British actress, Kate Beckinsale has said that she thinks she looks the exact same as the actor.
She appeared on Sunday's Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
via: Getty ImagesShe told the popular host about the uncanny resemblance between her and the legendary actor. "I look exactly like Ryan Reynolds. Like, in a shocking way," the star explained.
She even admitted that she gets confused when she sees movie posters featuring Reynold's...
via: YouTubeYep, she genuinely can't always tell the difference between herself and the forty-two-year-old heartthrob.
She explained ths conundrum further:
via: YouTube"Like sometimes I see a bus going by with a poster on and I think, 'Damn, I look hot... wait, it's not me. Also, I've never done that movie.'"
Fallon then proceeded to show viewers a side by side image of the pair.
via: Getty ImagesAnd we have to admit, they do look a bit alike.
Take a look for yourself:
via: Getty ImagesWhat do you think? Long lost twins or nothing alike?