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* According to Creator/LaurenceFishburne, it took a few years for women to stop giving him the evil eye after playing [[DomesticAbuser Ike Turner]] in ''Film/WhatsLoveGotToDoWithIt''.

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* According to Creator/LaurenceFishburne, it took a few years for women to stop giving him the evil eye after playing [[DomesticAbuser [[DomesticAbuse Ike Turner]] in ''Film/WhatsLoveGotToDoWithIt''.


* Michael Weatherly, who plays Anthony Dinozzo on the crime drama ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', has noted that he has been slapped on the back of the head in public because in-show, his boss Gibbs often gives him [[DopeSlap "Gibbs slaps"]]. (Although in-show, it's not done out of spite, as Gibbs has a funny way of showing [[TheStoic appreciation.]])

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* Michael Weatherly, Creator/MichaelWeatherly, who plays Anthony Dinozzo on the crime drama ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', has noted that he has been slapped on the back of the head in public because in-show, his boss Gibbs often gives him [[DopeSlap "Gibbs slaps"]]. (Although in-show, it's not done out of spite, as Gibbs has a funny way of showing [[TheStoic appreciation.]])



* Fans still occasionally ask Randolph Mantooth if he's a real paramedic, 40 years after ''{{Series/Emergency}}''. He isn't, but he has helped when seeing an accident on two occasions. A woman had a heart attack on a plane, and he and co-star Kevin Tighe helped until the plane landed and real paramedics arrived. More recently, Mantooth stopped when he saw a car crash and did some first aid, then got a funny look when the real paramedics arrived and found he knew what a non-rebreather is and could go get it. (One guy recognized him vaguely but didn't realize who he was until he said.) Justified in that Mantooth and Tighe really went through paramedic training in preparing for their roles.

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* Fans still occasionally ask Randolph Mantooth Creator/RandolphMantooth if he's a real paramedic, 40 years after ''{{Series/Emergency}}''. He isn't, but he has helped when seeing an accident on two occasions. A woman had a heart attack on a plane, and he and co-star Kevin Tighe helped until the plane landed and real paramedics arrived. More recently, Mantooth stopped when he saw a car crash and did some first aid, then got a funny look when the real paramedics arrived and found he knew what a non-rebreather is and could go get it. (One guy recognized him vaguely but didn't realize who he was until he said.) Justified in that Mantooth and Tighe really went through paramedic training in preparing for their roles.

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* Happens constantly when an actor plays a gay role. Harry Hamlin, who played gay in ''Film/MakingLove'', once remarked on the number of times he was asked whether he was himself gay and how no one ever asks an actor playing a murderer if they are a murderer in real life.


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* Invoked in an article about a Rock Hudson TV movie in ''TV Guide''. The writer called out the tendency to prominently discuss a straight actor's spouse if they are playing a gay role. Elsewhere in the same issue an article about a lesbian kiss on ''Series/21JumpStreet'' kicked off its second paragraph with 'Holly Robinson, who is married to..."


* A similar story was told by Music/SelenaGomez. A young fan came up to her and asked, "Alex? Is the magic real?" She asked him, [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve "Do you believe it's real?"]] He replied, [[TearJerker almost crying]], "Yes, I do believe it's real." She smiled and said, "That's all that matters."

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* A similar story was told by Music/SelenaGomez. A young fan came up to her and asked, "Alex? Is the magic real?" She asked him, [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve "Do you believe it's real?"]] He replied, [[TearJerker almost crying]], crying, "Yes, I do believe it's real." She smiled and said, "That's all that matters."


* A similar story was told by Music/SelenaGomez. A young fan came up to her and asked, "Alex? Is the magic real?" She asked him, [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve "Do you believe it's real?"]] He replied, [[TearJerker almost crying]], "Yes, I do believe it's real." She smiled and said, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "That's all that matters."]]

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* A similar story was told by Music/SelenaGomez. A young fan came up to her and asked, "Alex? Is the magic real?" She asked him, [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve "Do you believe it's real?"]] He replied, [[TearJerker almost crying]], "Yes, I do believe it's real." She smiled and said, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "That's all that matters."]]"


TruthInTelevision examples frequently cross over with both MeanCharacterNiceActor and NiceCharacterMeanActor.



** Some people confuse Creator/JackGleeson for the detestable [[TheCaligula King Joffrey, Worst of His Name]], sometimes even [[FanDumb to the point of harassment]]. Gleeson's [[MeanCharacterNiceActor real-life personality couldn't more strongly contrast]] to Joffrey.

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** Some people confuse Creator/JackGleeson for the detestable [[TheCaligula King Joffrey, Worst of His Name]], sometimes even [[FanDumb to the point of harassment]]. harassment. Gleeson's [[MeanCharacterNiceActor real-life personality couldn't more strongly contrast]] contrast to Joffrey.


* Hilariously subverted when two crooks tried to rob Creator/ChuckNorris, known for his 80s action movies and his then-airing show ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''. They figured that because he's a movie star that must mean all the crazy stunts he does onscreen are faked. In fact Norris is an expert in several martial arts disciplines; he easily whooped their asses before the cops arrived to pick them up.

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* Hilariously subverted when two crooks tried to rob Creator/ChuckNorris, known for his 80s action movies and his then-airing show ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''. They figured that because he's a movie star that must mean all the crazy stunts he does onscreen are faked. In fact Norris is an expert in several martial arts disciplines; he [[MuggingTheMonster easily whooped their asses asses]] before the cops arrived to pick them up.


* This is the reason why a lot of bondage porn videos include an interview segment at the end with the performer who was tied up, to assure the audience that yes, the scene was consensual and they didn't just kidnap someone off the street. This may seem unnecessary, especially if the sub is a well-known porn star, but some jurisdictions ''legally require'' such clarity.

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* This is the reason why a lot of bondage porn videos include end with an interview segment at the end with the performer who was tied up, sub, to assure the audience that yes, the scene was consensual and they didn't just kidnap someone off the street. This may seem unnecessary, especially if the sub is a well-known porn star, star (and most viewers tend to finish before the interview even begins), but some jurisdictions ''legally require'' such clarity.


* This is the reason why a lot of bondage porn includes an interview segment with the performer who was tied up, to assure the audience that yes, the scene was consensual and they didn't just kidnap someone off the street. This may sound unnecessary, especially if the sub is a well-known porn star, but some jurisdictions ''legally require'' such clarity.

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* This is the reason why a lot of bondage porn includes videos include an interview segment at the end with the performer who was tied up, to assure the audience that yes, the scene was consensual and they didn't just kidnap someone off the street. This may sound seem unnecessary, especially if the sub is a well-known porn star, but some jurisdictions ''legally require'' such clarity.


* This is the reason why a lot of bondage porn includes an interview segment with the performer who was tied up, to assure the audience that yes, the scene was consensual. This may sound unnecessary, especially if the sub is a well-known porn star, but some jurisdictions ''legally require'' such clarity.

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* This is the reason why a lot of bondage porn includes an interview segment with the performer who was tied up, to assure the audience that yes, the scene was consensual.consensual and they didn't just kidnap someone off the street. This may sound unnecessary, especially if the sub is a well-known porn star, but some jurisdictions ''legally require'' such clarity.

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* This is the reason why a lot of bondage porn includes an interview segment with the performer who was tied up, to assure the audience that yes, the scene was consensual. This may sound unnecessary, especially if the sub is a well-known porn star, but some jurisdictions ''legally require'' such clarity.


* In a weird reversed example, ''Star Trek''[='s=] Grace Lee Whitney states in her autobiography that she sometime has difficulty differentiating reality and fantasy. For example, she recalls being disillusioned when she filmed an episode of TheWestern ''Bat Masterson'' and saw Gene Barry wincing in pain after stubbing his toe, despite the fact that any injury he sustained while in-character was OnlyAFleshWound. She also apparently tended to get so into roles that she started to forget it was fake. A therapist even told her that part of the reason she was so upset about being written out of ''Star Trek'' was because she had difficulty separating herself from Yeoman Rand.

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* In a weird reversed example, ''Star Trek''[='s=] Grace Lee Whitney states in her autobiography that she sometime has difficulty differentiating reality and fantasy. For example, she recalls being disillusioned when she filmed an episode of TheWestern ''Bat Masterson'' ''Series/BatMasterson'' and saw Gene Barry wincing in pain after stubbing his toe, despite the fact that any injury he sustained while in-character was OnlyAFleshWound. She also apparently tended to get so into roles that she started to forget it was fake. A therapist even told her that part of the reason she was so upset about being written out of ''Star Trek'' was because she had difficulty separating herself from Yeoman Rand.


* On December 23, 2016, in the wake of Creator/CarrieFisher suffering a massive heart attack and being rushed into Intensive Care, dozens of media outlets posted the story carrying a headline that read as if "[[Film/StarWars Princess Leia]]" had the heart attack, and not the actress who portrayed her.

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* On December 23, 2016, in the wake of Creator/CarrieFisher suffering a massive heart attack and being rushed into Intensive Care, dozens of media outlets posted the story carrying a headline that read as if "[[Film/StarWars "[[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]]" had the heart attack, and not the actress who portrayed her.


* Several fans have approached William Petersen on the golf course and tried to speak to him in sign language, not realizing that he only learned a little for one ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode.

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* Several fans have approached William Petersen Creator/WilliamPetersen on the golf course and tried to speak to him in sign language, not realizing that he only learned a little for one ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode.


* ''Film/TheParentTrap'' movies have convinced a fair number of people, mainly children, that Creator/HayleyMills and/or Creator/LindsayLohan actually has a twin. Understandable for the 1961 version, since the DoubleVision technique was new at the time.



* ''Film/TheParentTrap'' movies have convinced a fair number of people, mainly children, that Creator/HayleyMills and/or Creator/LindsayLohan actually has a twin. Understandable for the 1961 version, since the DoubleVision technique was new at the time.

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