By Sandra Rose  | 

Thandie Newton Victoria Beckham

We all look alike to someone who doesn't care about the fine details in life. There is an old saying that goes, "Every living person in the world has a doppelganger (a double or twin) that could pass for them."

But when you actually meet your doppelganger in person you realize you don't resemble at all. You don't even look like you could pass for sisters. The fact that others think you do is puzzling and even insulting.

Imagine how actress Thandie Newton (pictured left) felt when British socialite and fashion designer Victoria Beckham confused her for actress Zoe Saldana.

“Recently I was in SoulCycle in L.A. and Victoria Beckham who I have actually met a few times was there,” the British actress told Graham Norton.

She said they spoke for a few minutes before she realized Beckham had mistaken her for Guardians of the Galaxy star, Saldana, who was pregnant with twins at the time.

“We were chatting away when she said, ‘It’s so great that you are here when you are pregnant.’ I said, ‘I actually had my baby a couple of months ago.’

“We carried on chatting and it was obvious she thought I was someone else so I said, ‘Do you think I am Zoe Saldana?'"

Thandie Newton Zoe Saldana

Newton added: “Victoria was absolutely mortified! It was actually okay as Zoe is a rare beauty, but really? Up close? Come on! And, I am British!"

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman must also grin and bear it as people who never met him claim he has a twin halfway around the world.

Suleiman Abdulfatai Chadwick Boseman

Suleiman Abdulfatai, left, whose Twitter username is @fhatoh_s, didn't even see the Black Panther film when it was released in theaters.

He said he went to see it after people began referring to him as King of the fictional African nation Wakanda due to his cursory resemblance to Boseman.

Abdulfatai, 31, posted his selfie on where it went viral as others picked up on his slight resemblance to Boseman.

Like Newton and Saldana, there is definitely not enough of a resemblance to mistake Abdulfatai for Boseman.

But Twitter users pride themselves on making the connection between two strangers who don't really don't look alike at all.

And we wonder why so many innocent people are locked up for years due to false identification.

  • xenaD

    Ok! Good morning to you, Sandra... long weekend was great!!!

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    I don't see any resemblance. Thandie and Zoe look nothing alike. Victoria really messed this one up lol.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Ashley Graham looks just like Eva Mendes in the face and I still get my red heads Isla Fisher and Amy Adams mixed up. Still. to this DAY.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Isla Fisher and Amy Adams definitely favor

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Thandie and Zoe don't look alike. That young man and Chadwick do favor though.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I also...when it was announced Jesse Williams was fooling around with Minka...I thought it was Leighton Mester. I saw a pic and I was like why do they have Leighton's pic up...calling her Minka?

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I just googled those two and wow they could pass for twins or siblings for sure

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Dude looks just like him .. ???

  • Yui

    I always say they need to play sisters in a movie.

  • SJ

    So, Thandie and Victoria had talked on a few occasions before and Victoria still mistook Thandie for Zoe? Disrespectful. LoL.

  • Connie

    Guilty. I get Zoe Saldana and Joy Bryant mixed up all the time.

  • SoulfulLove

    P Spice comes across as a very miserable person.

  • Blue

    I wish Sallie Mae (Navient) would mistake me for somebody with a zero balance.

  • xenaD

    Ross and Russ... They take the cake lol

  • Connie


  • BadAss Will

    im shock she even spoke tho...

  • Yui

    Either Beckham is self absorbed or just meets too many people to know the difference?

  • Simone

    Love Thandie Newton in Westworld and Sunday's night episode was amazing! Thandie Newton should take the mix-up as a compliment because Zoe Saldana is younger than her but both are pretty. I mix up Isla Fisher and Amy Adams all the time.

  • RaginB

    Lol damn,she even said they’ve met a FEW times.

  • Kanyade

    Good morning. The two actresses look nothing alike. Vic might need glasses.

  • Marlika

    This is nothing new ????? people with the same hue as Victoria ??????????think all people of color look alike. Just like they all smell like wet dog and bologna when their hair is wet to me. ?????

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Thandie is an ok actress, but I don't like her on Westworld. I'm so sleep on her character.

  • Meme

    Easy mistake the other time I was getting my camera out to take a picture of what ithought was Victoria Beckham actually turned out to be a sapling ? (yeah I know a very weak joke) ?

  • ~~eb

    Umm dude really could pass for Chadwick. Thandie and Zoe are both bad actresses that's the only resemblance. LOL.

  • sunni_daze

    Me too.

  • MookieFly

    I used to get them mixed up because both their acting is just plain turrible. But damn Vic how do you meet someone SEVERAL times before and still get it wrong? Either you did that shyt on purpose or you just slow

  • Marlika

    This is nothing new ????? people with the same hue as Victoria ??????????think all people of color look alike. Just like they all smell like wet dog and bologna when their hair is wet to me. ?????

  • iWasteTime

    Chadwick is growing on me.
    I may have to add him to my list!

  • Sleepy One

    Me too

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    they look nothing alike .. she tried you.

  • sherri2016

    All i got from this article is that Victoria actually speaks

  • the guest

    He really does.

  • freelancepimp .

    Victoria Beckham lips look weird. Anyway, talk about an overrated white woman.

  • the guest

    I think she’s just an airhead. No hate, she’s stylish, successful, a great mother, but I just don’t think she thinks deeply or remembers much of anything. We all know a person with a “whatever” type of attitude.

  • the guest


  • Connie

    I watched him in Message from the King on Netflix this past weekend and he was giving me a lil (just a lil) Edris Elba vibe #wakandaforever

  • Blak

    they both look alike, who cares?

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Sallie Mae, don't even bring up this heffa. Why won't she just move and stop bothering folks?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    So disrespectful. And would be the main one to enter a room like everyone there's supposed to know who SHE (Victoria) is.

    They're both black, thin actresses. That's it.

  • CaramelDrop


  • Quitedeliteful

    That is definitely a strong resemblance. He looks like a younger version of Chadwick. Chadwick just might be Nigerian...

  • justlooking

    This is what we doing TUDAy.

  • Kemi

    Informative write up... they think we look the same anyway.

  • ???TheRider???

    I just added it to my watch list. How was it?

  • iWasteTime

    let me add to my list!
    Thanks sis!

  • TMW


  • Connie

    A little low budget, but worth watching

  • Connie


  • Birdman24

    Or maybe higher then a minkcoat!!!!!

  • Logan Roberts

    They do look very much alike.

  • Logan Roberts

    I bet her ass doesn't get David's mistresses mixed up ?.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Zoe Saldana and Thandie Newton are mid level actresses with brown skin and fine hair, they are both skin and bones, and have white husbands...can see how Posh got them mixed up. There's nothing especially striking about either woman, Zoe just has more exposure and mainstream movies under her belt.

  • Blue


  • i troll it like i see it

    What mistresses?! They had one cheating scandal years ago and that's all I can remember.

  • Kayke

    Lol! Right! I use to wish she did repossessions.

  • Karen Brady


  • abby500

    And probably drugs

  • ???TheRider???

    Cool, watching this weekend, thank you!!

  • teather

    LOL! WTF is Sallie Mae anyway and why's she so unforgiving? Who peed in her Cheerios?! :)

  • teather

    Aw . . . . damn

  • teather

    I'm gonna excuse myself here . . . :)

  • Kita Williams

    you know what.....honest mistake lol who watches Westworld????!!!!! Thandie is THAAAAATTTTTT BEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIII!!!

  • blue skies

    zoe & thandie do resemble tho

  • Blue

    Crine laughing

  • Coffy

    That skinny hag didn't or couldn't even bother to actually look in someone's face. I hope she remember's the black woman who takes her husband's frome her face.

  • MRiGOThim

    OMG who u tellin...done graduated & I'm still on a payment plan for they ass :(

  • GuestSTAR

    U ain't lyin because I remember confusing the two before myself.

  • Rico768

    Sandras last line would make a great graduate thesis.
    How often are criminals mistakenly identified.
    Homeboy look nothing like Chadwick

  • Chile_Pleeze

    you know they think we all look alike