Charlize Theron Admits She Was Fooled By A Fake Emily Blunt Instagram
The Oscar-winner appeared on U.S late-night talk show 'A Little Late With Lilly Singh' to reveal she's still learning the ropes when it comes to social media.
Charlize and Lilly have been friends for a while, with Lilly joining the South African-born actor on one of her trips for the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project -- a charity she created in 2007.
The pair also bonded when Charlize asked Lilly for tips on how to set up an Instagram account a few years ago.
While she instantly fell in love with the magic of filters, there was one aspect of her new social media account that Lilly forgot to teach Charlize: weeding out fake accounts.
"It's a good thing to mention that there are these things called fake accounts, which I did not know, so I was following a lot of people," Charlize explained.
"I was following 'Emily Blunt', but I wasn't really following Emily Blunt!"
Apparently -- even after a few mutual friends had pointed out that they didn't think the 'Mary Poppins Returns' star had an Instagram -- Charlize was convinced she had reunited with her 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' co-star.
Charlize took things a step further and revealed she had even slid into the DMs of the fan account she had been following.
"I was like writing her. I was like, 'Hey Em! What's up, evil sister!'," she said, adding, "I was writing to some crazy person who's like obsessed and probably stalking her in a dangerous way!"
While you could roll your eyes at Charlize's naivete, it's actually not too hard to understand why she was duped. A handful of Emily Blunt fan accounts have a stack of followers, making it seem a lot more likely it could be her.
And with account names like "emilybluntofficial" you can't help but be a little tricked into thinking it could be legit! Thankfully many of these accounts clearly point out that they're fanpages in their bios. Unfortunately Charlize must have missed that detail.
Check out the full interview below:
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