Elijah Wood is mistaken for Daniel Radcliffe
Elijah Wood finds it "amusing" when he’s mistaken for Daniel Radcliffe.
The 35-year-old actor – who has similar facial appearances to the ‘Harry Potter’ star – has admitted people often mix him up with the English hunk, 27, but he no longer gets frustrated with the confusion and finds himself having a little chuckle to himself.
Speaking to the Telegraph newspaper, he said: "It’s really common. I ran into somebody the other day and they said, ‘I loved you in ‘Swiss Army Man’ (which stars Daniel). I was like, ‘Oh, there we go again!’ I actually find it really amusing."
But it’s not just Elijah who is often left red faced by the error as the ‘Sin City’ star has heard that Daniel – who shot to fame at the tender age of 11 – also has to deal with it.
He added after a brief pause: "Apparently the same happens to him with me."
Much like Daniel, Elijah shot to fame as a child when he starred in the 1990 TV series ‘Child in the Night’ as Luke – a role that landed him a nomination for the Young Artist Award – but he believes he managed to stay grounded thanks to his family.
He explained: "I was lucky in the sense that I started work very young but had a solid family base provided by my mother. She instilled a strong sense of perspective and humility in me from a very early age."
But his friend Brad Renfro – who also shot to fame as a child – wasn’t so lucky and passed away at the age of 25 from an accidental heroin overdose.
Elijah said: "That kind of excess has never interested me. I find it boring. But I don’t envy people who are suddenly thrust into fame, because there are no tools to understand how to deal with that."