Damson Idris (R) might as well change his name. The British actor still isn’t famous enough to get into Hollywood parties.
Damson showed up at a HBO party following the Emmy Awards on Monday in Los Angeles. But he was turned away at the door because no one recognized him.
The “Snowfall” actor wrote on his Instagram Story, “Just showed up to a HBO party and was turned away for not being on the list lol.”
This isn’t the first time Damson has been embarrassed for not being as famous as his last name.
In December 2021, acting legend Denzel Washington told an interviewer he didn’t know who Damson was.
When asked about Damson — whom he is often compared to — Washington said, “Who are you talking about. I don’t know who that is.”
The reporter was surprised by his statement. “You gotta know who he is,” she insisted.
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Washington should have known him. Damson auditioned to play Washington’s son in the 2016 movie Fences (he didn’t get the part).
Damson plays ruggedly handsome drug dealer Franklin Saint on Snowfall, which debuted on FX in 2017.
The series was so popular that it was renewed for a full season in 2018 after its initial 10-episode first season.
FX renewed the series for a fourth season in August 2019, which was originally scheduled to premiere in 2020, but filming was temporarily suspended due to the COVID pandemic.
In April 2022, FX renewed the series for a sixth and final season.