Stars like Reese Witherspoon are instantly recognizable — or are they? On Sunday, the “Little Fires Everywhere” star, 44, tweeted about a case of mistaken identity when a fan approached her. “To the woman in the parking lot who just asked me if I was Carrie Underwood: You officially made my day!” Witherspoon wrote.
YOUR day?!?!?!?! That lady just made my whole life! ❤️❤️❤️
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) June 28, 2020
The fan who mistook one A-lister for another was Noha Hamid, and she spilled the beans on the encounter in a TikTok video. She even changed her Twitter profile to describe herself as “the girl in the parking lot that called @reesew, Carrie.”
OMGGGG! That was ME. Haha, I swear when I walked away I was like wait, that was totally Reese Witherspoon! I could barley see your face cause the mask and hat but I knew you looked so familiar haha. I LOVE YOU ❤️ @ReeseW pic.twitter.com/Kvy9RcDtMv
— Noha Hamid (@nohaehamid) June 29, 2020
“Okay, so the craziest thing just happened. I’m with my husband in Nashville, Tennessee, eating at a barbecue place. I swear, I see this lady with her husband and kid, and I’m like, ‘That looks just like a celebrity,’ and I’m trying to think of who. And I’m like, ‘Oh, Carrie Underwood?'” Hamid said.
She explains that the celeb was wearing a cowboy hat and a mask, so she couldn’t see her face very well. But after Hamid thought she recognized someone famous, she did a search to discover that Underwood lives in the area.
“So I wait until she goes back to her car so I can ask her if it’s her — not in front of everyone so I don’t blow her cover,” she says in the video. “Then she’s like, ‘Hey oh no, I’m not Carrie Underwood but have a great day!'” she recalled.
After thinking about it, Hamid realized she had just had a run-in with Reese Witherspoon, who also has a home in Nashville.
“Now I feel crazy and want to go back and say I’m so sorry, I love you from ‘Legally Blonde‘ but I don’t know what I was thinking,” said Hamid.
It seems like both Witherspoon and Underwood were equally happy about the mix-up. Hamid clearly has nothing to be ashamed of, since she launched such a cute Twitter exchange between stars!