We invited friends over for dinner a few months ago, and while emptying a few bottles of rosé, we were having a nice time chatting in little groups. But then Alex busted out a random question that brought everyone together…
“So… who’s your celebrity look-a-like?”
I don’t know why the question popped into his head, but once our friends started naming their doppelgängers, we were all crying tears of laughter. Here’s what they said:
Kavi gets Christina Aguilera when she had black hair.
Her husband, David, looks like Alexander Skarsgård, specifically as a vampire in True Blood.
Stef looks like a young Cher.
Ameer said, “I have gotten George Clooney, usually when I’m dressed in a suit. But the one I get more often is Jeff Goldblum.”
I’ve heard Amanda Peet and Hilary Swank and ’90s Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.
A flight attendant recently told Alex he looks like Seth Rogen.
But Chris was the evening’s hero. “On a really good day, I’ll get ‘nerdy Justin Timberlake,’ he said. People also liken him to Ron Howard and Lane from Mad Men, and I pointed out his similarity to comedian Chris Gethard. “YES!” he agreed. “I’m every stuffy dork.”
What about you? Do you have a celebrity look-a-like? The question has become my go-to icebreaker at parties, and it’s hilarious every time.
(Top photo of Diana and Yehudi Menuhin, 1950.)
~ Thomas Jefferson