Helen Hunt gets mistaken for Jodie Foster in awkward Starbucks mix-up


Helen Hunt's ego took a bashing on Monday as she shared a hilarious mix-up at her local Starbucks.

The 52-year-old shared a picture on Twitter of her drink, where a barista had made the awkward mistake of confusing her with fellow actress Jodie Foster.

Helen Hunt
The real Helen Hunt (Chris Pizzello/AP/PA)

To make matters even worse, Jodie's name was spelt wrongly.

The actress wrote: "Asked the barista if she wanted my name. She winked and said 'We gotcha' #JodieFoster."

At least Starbucks tried to make good on the tweet - which has been liked over 22,000 times - with a terrible pun.

Helen has spoken in the past about how she has been mixed up with Jodie, even telling Letterman in 1994 that she had to take out her ID to prove it to a supermarket worker who refused to believe her.

The actress has taken a break from the industry in recent years, but according to IMDb, has a recurring role in 2017 TV series Shots Fired.