Just met Dustin Hoffman wish I hadn't call him Al Pacino. Otherwise been a great day!! @BETAwards
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) June 16, 2017
Jones said she felt stupid, but it’s a fairly common mistake, according to Pacino. In a 2014 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Pacino said he’s confused for Hoffman and Robert De Niro “all the time.” Pacino believes it has to do with all three coming out of the ’70s.
“We’re all part of that thing. I think sometimes that gets confusing,” Pacino told the Times.
Jones said she obviously hadn’t realized she’d made a mistake as she was gushing over Hoffman, calling him “Mr. Pacino” and telling him how long she’d been watching him.
Jones imagined what Hoffman must have been thinking, saying, “He was just looking at me like, ‘Queen Latifah be trippin’.’”
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