Reese Witherspoon Speaks out After Getting Mistaken for Carrie Underwood

by Hunter Miller

Celebrities often get mistaken for one another. Sometimes it isn’t such a bad thing. For Reese Witherspoon, she is not mad at all about a woman asking if she was Carrie Underwood.

The “Big Little Lies” star took to Twitter on Sunday to recall the humorous encounter. “To the woman in the parking lot who just asked me if I was Carrie Underwood: You have officially made my day!” she tweeted.

Underwood sounded pretty happy about the mixup as well. “YOUR day?!?!?!?! That lady just made my whole life!” the “Cry Pretty” singer tweeted.

A Twitter user named Noha Hamid claims that she was the woman from Witherspoon’s tweet. “OMGGG! That was ME,” Hamid wrote. “Haha, I swear when I walked away I was like wait, that was totally Reese Witherspoon!” She says that it was hard to see Witherspoon’s face because of her mask and large hat.

In the video Hamid posted, she talks about the encounter. “Okay, so the craziest things just happened,” she said. “I’m with my husband eating at a BBQ place and I swear I see a lady with her husband and kid. I’m like, that looks just like a celebrity and I’m trying to think who… and I’m like, ‘Who? Carrie Underwood?’”

Even though Hamid could not clearly see the Academy Award winner’s face, she still approached her in the parking lot. “And then she goes, ‘Hey, no I’m not Carrie Underwood but have a great day,’”

Twitter Reactions to the Witherspoon-Underwood Mixup

After Witherspoon tweeted about the fan encounter, a number of Twitter users chimed in noticing Witherspoon and Underwood’s strong resemblance. “I mean I can totally see the resemblance!!! @carrieunderwood and you are both beautiful!” one person wrote. Check out other Twitter reactions below:

Both Witherspoon and Underwood live in Nashville, TN. While they share a striking resemblance, one major difference is their eye color. Witherspoon’s eyes are blue while Underwood’s are brown.